Three local law enforcement agencies partnered with the Ministry of Transportation this week for a two-day traffic blitz that resulted in a significant number of charges.
On Tuesday, members of the Ontario Provincial Police used light detection and ranging (LIDAR) equipment on Highway 401 near Lakeshore Road 105 in a construction zone. There, officers laid 61 charges, three of which were for stunt driving. The highest speed recorded that day was 167 km/h in the 80 km/h zone.
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On Wednesday, officers with the Windsor Police Service and the LaSalle Police Service conducted enforcement at E.C. Row Expressway in Windsor, as well as Front Road and Highway 3 in LaSalle. In those locations, a total of 74 charges were issued.
Those included 68 speeding charges, two driver’s licence violations, one driver having cannabis readily available, one driving while using a cell phone, and one operating a vehicle with no insurance. One driver clocked travelling 112 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone was charged with stunt driving.
The OPP are reminding drivers to approach construction zones with caution.