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Dufferin OPP issued 120 tickets over the Family Day weekend, but none of those were for impaired driving.

According to police, OPP officers conducted 53 extra hours of traffic enforcement in Dufferin County from Saturday (Feb. 13) to Monday.

Between its officers and those with Central Region OPP, 174 motorists in Dufferin County were ticketed under Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act.

After stopping 300 vehicles, Dufferin OPP reports it ticketed 91 motorists speeding, 20 for moving violations and five for distracted driving.

Police also accused one motorist of violating Ontario’s Liquor Licence Act, ticketed two for driving while under suspension and suspended one driver’s licence for three days.

According to Ontario law, when a driver over the age of 21 registers a blood alcohol content between 50 and 80 mg in 100 mls of blood, police can suspend his or her licence.

A person’s license can be suspended for three days for the first warning, seven days for a second and 30 days for a third.

“Police remind motorists to drive according to road and traffic conditions and leave lots of room between vehicles travelling on area roadways,” Dufferin OPP stated in a news release.

Source: Orangeville Banner