Halton Police suggest planning ahead for a safe Long Weekend in Oakville

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Halton Police suggest planning ahead for a safe Long Weekend in Oakville

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Chantal Corner

Chantal Corner

Sergeant Chantal Corner is the Media Relations Officer for the Halton Regional Police Department. She grew up in Oakville and graduated from Loyola. She still resides in Oakville.

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With the Victoria Day long weekend fast approaching, Halton Regional Police are reminding drivers to have a plan in place before the festivities begin. Police will be stepping up enforcement efforts to catch impaired drivers and RIDE spot checks are planned.

Assign a designated driver, call a cab or plan on public transportation. Being prepared ahead of time is key to avoiding the temptation to get behind the wheel while your ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired.

The consequences of impaired driving are severe and can result in licence suspensions, vehicle impoundments, fines and even jail. In addition you are not only putting yourself in danger, but other passengers and motorists as well.

Citizens who suspect a person is driving while impaired are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.

The Halton Regional Police Service is committed to combating impaired driving and keeping our roads safe.

For additional information about community concerns in Oakville, follow us on Twitter @HRPSOakville. Additionally, for the latest crime data, news releases and general information, visit the Service’s website www.haltonpolice.ca

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