(PERTH COUNTY, ON) - In the month of June 2018, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have investigated 6 separate impaired driving occurrences across the county.
Warm weather tends to produce higher numbers of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists on both urban and rural roadways. It is the responsibility of every operator of a motor vehicle to do so safely, and with complete focus and attention.
"Members of the public are invaluable when attempting to locate impaired drivers. The Perth County OPP thanks those who take the time to report dangerous or concerning driving behaviour. It is essential that we continue to work together." Staff Sergeant Steph Pilon, Perth County OPP.
Driving is a privilege; not a right. A driver's abilities can be compromised by fatigue and distractions, or impaired by drugs or alcohol. Do not operate a motor vehicle if you are unable to commit your full and undivided attention to the road. It is never worth the risk.
Help is available in Perth County. For information regarding alcohol and drug abuse support services, contact Choices for Change at 1-877-218-0077.
If you observe concerning driving behaviour, call police at 1-888-310-1122. In an emergency, pull over, and dial 9-1-1. Your call could save a life.