April 25, 2019 3:15 pm

Wellington County OPP lay 12 seat belt charges over Easter weekend

An OPP cruiser is seen at the service's Toronto detachment.

Nick Westoll / Global News

Wellington County OPP say 12 drivers were charged with not wearing their seat belt over the Easter long weekend.

The province-wide campaign saw over 1,000 unbuckled drivers and passengers charged in Ontario, which is actually down by about 500 from last year’s long weekend campaign.

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A seat belt fine comes with a $240 fine and includes two demerit points.

The OPP said they laid over 10,200 driving-related charges across the province between Friday and Monday.

In Wellington County, police laid 151 speeding charges, three impaired driving charges, three distracted driving charges and 12 stunt driving charges.

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Officers also charged 12 drivers for failing to move over for an emergency vehicle.

OPP said zero fatalities were reported on roads they patrol over the weekend.

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