PARRY SOUND, ON – Over 800 charges were laid by the Northeast Region OPP in a blitz over the long weekend.

According to a press release, Parry Sound accounted for 56 of them.

Officers were on patrol paying extra attention to roads, waterways and trails. It was part of the Civic Day Long Weekend Safe Driving Campaign.

Aside from the 17 local speeding charges, there were 10 liquor license act infractions, five small vessel charges and one failure to move for an emergency vehicle. The rest were classified as other Highway Traffic Act charges.

Speeding was a factor across the region with police giving out over 500 tickets in that category. There were a total of 10 impaired driving charges and seven racing infractions.

The OPP reminded the public to be extra careful in the summer because there is more traffic on the roads.

“Please take extra time to get to your destination,” the OPP said in a release. “Wear your lifejacket while out on the waterways, and remain sober while travelling on the highways, trails and waterways.”