Bruce Peninsula OPP kept busy over long weekend
It was a busy weekend for the Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).
Police responded to over 200 calls for service on the Canada Day weekend, with 94 of the calls received on July 1.
Police received 42 traffic complaints, including for speeding, unsafe passing and distracted driving. Three drivers were charged for stunt driving more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. Those charged included a 25-year-old man from London, a 28-year-old man from Etobicoke and a 22-year-old man from Brampton. Their driver’s licences were suspended for seven days and their vehicles were impounded, Bruce Peninsula OPP said in a news release.
On Saturday and Sunday, police also received three reports of missing children at Sauble Beach. With the help of the public, the three children were all located a short time after going missing and were reunited with their parents, the news release said.
Area beaches were packed over the weekend with an extreme heat warning in effect that led to record temperatures. Police are also reminding people that alcohol consumption is not permitted on public beaches and is an offence under the Liquor Licence Act. They also warn that alcohol and water activities don’t mix and ask that people drink responsibly.