OPP patrols over 700km of snowmobile trails in six-day blitz
OPP Snowmobile (Supplied photo)
As snowmobilers are out enjoying the trails, so are the police. The Southern Georgian Bay OPP’s Snowmobile Patrol Unit has been monitoring trails in the area, covering over 700 kilometres during a 70-hour blitz between February 8th and 13th. Officers were out on trails and ice surfaces.
The OPP says 100 drivers were stopped in RIDE checks as officers were looking for drinking and driving, but no charges were laid. However, some charges were laid for Improper Muffler because of a loud exhaust system, and others were charged with Fail to Display Evidence of Valid Trail Pass. Fourteen charges were laid in total.
The OPP is reminding snowmobilers that property owners can, and have, denied access to their land because of sleds going off of the marked trails and loud or modified exhausts.
Check the OFSC guide before hitting the snowmobile trails this weekend