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Nearly 70 Drivers Nabbed In Targeted Police Operation

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Nearly 70 Drivers Nabbed In Targeted Police Operation

Intersection of Franklin Avenue and Hardin Street // Jaryn Vecchio - Harvard Broadcasting

Police officers nabbed nearly 70 drivers in a targeted enforcement operation in downtown Fort McMurray.

The crackdown was conducted by members of the Wood Buffalo Integrated Traffic Unit and RCMP along Franklin Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

In a span of four hours, 30 people were ticketed for talking or texting on their phone while driving. Another 20 were nabbed for not wearing their seatbelt.

Officers also arrested a man for possession of a controlled substance, while a 24-year-old man was issued a driving suspension for being under the influence of drugs.

In total, 67 tickets were handed out.

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