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More than 100 charges laid by Grenville OPP over Easter weekend

In one case, a passenger was ticketed for using a bucket as a seat.
2021-04-06 pillow bucket
Bucket used as a seat in a vehicle. Photo/ OPP

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) laid 102 infraction charges in the Grenville area over the Easter long weekend -- including 25 seatbelt offences. 

Officers say the majority of the charges were related to speeding infractions but stunt driving was also an issue. 

The OPP says in one instance they stopped a vehicle during a RIDE check on Highway 417 and found a passenger sitting on a bucket.

Two people in the vehicle were each fined $240 for not wearing a seatbelt.

Provincial police also say two drivers were charged with stunt driving with one driver was found drifting a vehicle through the Town of Prescott. The other driver was stopped for driving 193 km/hr on Highway 401 eastbound in Augusta Township. Both drivers had their licenses suspended and vehicles impounded for seven days.


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