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Transport truck driver had alcohol in system, Essex County OPP says

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A recent law enforcement blitz focused on commercial vehicles in Essex County led to officers penalizing a driver for having alcohol in his system.

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Members of the Essex County OPP, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Western Region OPP Traffic Incident Management and Enforcement Team led the local blitz on October 14.

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Commercial vehicle drivers were specifically screened for alcohol.

A total of 238 alcohol tests and vehicle inspections were conducted.

The driver who consumed alcohol was given a three-day license suspension.

Six other vehicles were taken out of service.

A freight trailer was impounded because its brakes were out of adjustment.

Two drivers were fined for failing to enter the checkpoint.

A driver was charged with falsifying a daily log.

The Ontario Provincial Police said there are ‘many careful commercial vehicle drivers’ on Ontario roads, but officers will continue to work with operators to reduce the number of vehicle-related incidents utilities.

We remind members of the public that if they suspect someone is operating a motor vehicle while impaired, they should call 911 to report the vehicle to police immediately.

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