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Weekend snowmobile blitz results in one suspension

One drinking and driving charge laid
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Greater Sudbury Police Services conducted a snowmobile blitz and RIDE spot check on Feb. 10 on the Sudbury Trail Plan. (File)

Greater Sudbury Police Services conducted a snowmobile blitz and RIDE spot check on Feb. 10 on the Sudbury Trail Plan.

Officers patrolled area trails, local gathering areas where snowmobilers are known to be, a local fishing tournament and attended the Walden Winter Carnival.

Officers also conducted a RIDE spot-check in relation to drinking and driving relating to both snowmobiles and motor vehicles.

During the blitz officers stopped a total of 40 snowmobiles, three ATVs and seven motor vehicles.

Police issued seven warnings were given for administrative and moving offences. Drivers and riders were educated in relation to proper documentation and safe driving.

Offences that were addressed included snowmobile validation, rate of speed on the trails, helmet and equipment inspections and the Trespass to Property Act.

One three-day suspension was issued for a motor vehicle driver on a local lake in relation to drinking and driving.

"Both riders on the trails and drivers of ATV and motor vehicle are reminded that drinking and driving will not be tolerated and are also asked to respect the rules of the trails and of the roads in and around the trail plan," said a GSPS news release.




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