Police were out in force on the snowmobile trails this weekend checking for infractions and impaired riding. Police charged 23 people while out on patrol.
Friday Feb. 24, police checked 31 snowmobiles in Garson, Hanmer and Kukagami, charging one person for not having a trail permit. Police patrolled trails in Massey Saturday, charging one person for failing to ride with a trail permit and another for not having proof of insurance.
Police were busy Sunday as 20 people were charged with various offences in Garson and Hanmer. Four were charged with failing to show proof of insurance, three for expired validation stickers, two for failing to surrender their licences, four were charged for not having trail permits, two for failing to notify of ownership change, two for speeding, two for riding without insurance, one was served with a notice of licence suspension and five people were warned for speeding.
The public is also being reminded by police that ice conditions on some area lakes are unsafe. Officers discovered large amounts of slush under layers of snow, resulting in people getting stuck.