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Don't drink and drive this weekend, police urge

Make a responsible plan to get home, Timmins Police say
2017-11-03 Timmins Police Building MH
The Timmins Police Service building downtown Timmins. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

The Timmins Police Service, in collaboration with its community partners with the local MADD chapter, is issuing a “public advisory” in regards to safe roadway travels this Civic Holiday Weekend.

It is likely that celebrations will involve the consumptions of all sorts of refreshments. A responsible attitude towards consumption is always required.

If anyone chooses to indulge in the consumption of alcohol or marijuana based products or refreshments, a reminder as to the need for responsible decision making is being issued.

Timmins Police Service officers will be monitoring all local roadways to verify the sobriety of drivers. The Timmins Police view proper planning as the required measure that will contribute to the avoidance of tragic outcomes.

That said, an appeal is being made to local drivers to address this issue so that public safety with be enhanced throughout the holiday weekend.

The Timmins Police Service and the local MADD chapter view roadway safety as a common goal and a shared responsibility.

Compliance is a legal requirement. Failure to plan or make solid decisions can lead to collisions, arrests, Criminal Code charges, and potential elevated fines and jail terms upon successful prosecution.

Timmins Police Service Constable Darren McGaghran adds “Safety does not just happen; it is the result of proper and responsible planning. Our obligation to patrol roadways and locate any suspected impaired driving activity is a top safety priority this weekend.”