Traffic Section officers with the Timmins Police Service conducted RIDE spot checks on area OFSC trails with the city of Timmins on Sunday afternoon (March 10th).

A total of 45 motorized snow vehicle operators were stopped and interviewed regarding their sobriety.

No investigative action was needed to be undertaken by the Timmins Police Service officers in regards to impairment related circumstances.

A total of 4 operators were found to be committing Motorized Snow Vehicles Act infractions that resulted in the issuance of Offence Notices.

A separate infraction under the Highway Traffic Act resulted in a charge being laid against a snowmobile operator.

Timmins Police Service – Traffic Sergeant Tom Chypyha has reviewed these latest results and states “Even though the snowmobile season is drawing to a close, snowmobile safety remains a top priority for the Timmins Police Service.  The obligations to be in full compliance remain in place.                                     While these results are encouraging in terms of operator sobriety, there is still a need for snowmobile operators to conduct themselves within the confines of the applicable statutes, focused on public safety.”