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OPP responds to shootings, road rage on Ontario highways

OPP have responded to a number of violent incidents involving road rage, assaults, weapons calls and aggressive driving on Ontario highways recently
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have responded to a number of violent incidents on provincial highways recently. Reports of road rage, assaults, weapons calls and aggressive driving are a concern for public safety.

In response to these types of calls, the OPP mobilized a team of officers to conduct a high visibility enforcement initiative over a period of several shifts throughout the month of November. These are the results of their efforts:

  • 614 vehicles stopped
  • 39 Arrests, 7 individuals held for bail hearings
  • 150 Provincial Offence Notices
  • 56 Criminal Charges
  • 1 stolen SUV recovered
  • 1 stolen transport truck with two fully loaded trailers recovered
  • Charges associated with dangerous driving and street racing with speeds of 194 km/h
  • 2 imitation handguns seized. 1 - 21" expandable baton
  • 2 vehicles seized
  • Drug seizures consisting of cannabis, cocaine, fentanyl, OxyContin pills, and crystal meth
  • $6795.00 cash seized
  • 4 - three-day driver licence suspensions issued

Provincial roads are for the public to use and share responsibly. The OPP will continue to take criminal activity and high-risk drivers off the roads. If you witness criminal activity or dangerous conditions on Provincial highways you can report it to police by calling the OPP at - *OPP (*677)

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