OPP asks people to report impaired drivers
Catching impaired drivers is a community effort, according to the OPP.
Constable Philipe Regamey says the OPP needs people to be its eyes and ears to support safety on the roads.
Operation Lookout launched in 1992 as a community-oriented way for the OPP to nab impaired drivers.
Regamey says the OPP works with the community constantly. He says you’re not expected to patrol the area every night for law-breakers, but just keep your eyes open while driving for anyone that may be driving erratically.
Regamey says if you notice a vehicle swerving in and out of their lane, driving with inconsistent speed or changing lanes without signalling they may be impaired.
Regamey says to either have the passenger call 9-1-1 or call yourself when it’s safe to do so. He says it’s always recommended that you pull over to make a call, even if it’s to the OPP.
Written by Mathew Reisler