POLICE: Officers make an 'Impact'

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Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police have released the results of their Thanksgiving weekend traffic safety blitz.


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Operation Impact is a national initiative that focuses on the four main factors in collision deaths: Distracted driving, speeding/aggressive driving, impaired driving, and lack of occupant restraint (seat belts).

Officers with the OPP’s Grenville detachment laid 115 speeding and nine hazardous moving violation charges, as well as one charge of distracted driving, during the long weekend, the OPP said on Tuesday.

There were also four drivers charged under stunt driving legislation for speeding in excess of 50 kilometres per hour over the posted limit; all four had their driver’s licences suspended and vehicles impounded for seven days.

Charged with assault

Provincial police last week charged a woman with assault in connection with a confrontation in Prescott.

Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police were called to Centre Street in Prescott just after 2 p.m. on Friday.

A confrontation had led to an assault, police said Tuesday.

Pamela Putman, 48, was arrested and charged with assault. Police released the accused, who is to appear in Brockville court on Nov. 27.

Throwing at windows

Provincial police responded to a mischief complaint on Park Street just after 10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5.

Someone had been observed throwing an object into the windows of two businesses. It’s believed the person did not enter the businesses, OPP reported on Tuesday.

No other information was provided; the investigation is ongoing.

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