OPP officers were kept busy on and off roads during the Victoria Day holiday weekend, investigating four deaths and laying thousands of charges for poor driving behaviours. During Canada Road Safety Week, May 15th to 21st, the OPP laid more than 10,600 speeding charges, 175 of which were street racing charges against motorists driving 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit. Both were in-creases over the same period of 2017. Officers also laid 726 seat belt charges (up nearly 12 per cent), 424 distracted driving charges (a 12 percent decrease from 2017), 124 impaired by alcohol or drug charges and various other traffic-related charges to motorists who continue to threaten the safety of other road users. The national campaign is aimed at educating drivers through awareness and enforcement about the Big Four causal factors in motor vehicle collision fatalities – impaired driving, distracted and aggressive driving and lack of seat belt use. Although this specific campaign is over, drivers are remind that the OPP remain vigilant 365 days a year to try change these driving behaviours. (Source: muskoka411.com)
Police are searching for a suspect after an indecent act was reported on a walking trail in Collingwood over the long weekend. Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains OPP detachment re-port the act took place just before 10 a.m. on the trail between Walnut and Tenth Street, where a male exposed himself to a woman walking on the trail. The suspect is described as 15 to 18 years old, light skinned with slim build and approximately 5’8″ tall with medium length wavy brown hair. He was wearing a dark ball cap, royal blue coloured jacket, grey shirt and loose-fitting blue jeans that were worn below the waist. He was last seen walking towards High Street on the trail. Anyone with infor-mation should contact the OPP at (705) 445-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. (Source: muskoka411.com)
In the NHL, Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final last night and now face the Vegas Golden Knights next Monday in Las Vegas for the Stanley Cup, Game 1.
In the NBA, the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 last night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.
Tonight, with the Western Conference final even at two games apiece, Golden State is at Houston; game time 9:00 pm.
Baseball action, the Los Angeles Angels rallied in the ninth inning to edge the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 at Rogers Centre last night.
The Jays are at home this afternoon as they host the Angels again; game time 12:37.