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Wellington County OPP lay 126 driving charges over Thanksgiving weekend

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Wellington County OPP say they laid 126 driving charges over Thanksgiving weekend as part of Operation Impact.

Between Friday and Monday, police said they were targeting the “Big 4”: impaired driving, speeding, distracted driving and seatbelt violations.

It looks like lead-footed drivers were a bit of an issue as officers issued 95 speeding tickets and eight stunt driving tickets.

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One ticket was issued for distracted driving, while another 21 were handed out for other hazardous moving violations.

But the good news is that not a single ticket was issued for impaired driving.

“We would like to thank those on our roadways that made a conscious effort to drive in a safe and appropriate manner,” said acting Staff Sgt. Darryl Porterfield.

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