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Local police say impaired driving charges are up

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Journal Staff

Impaired driving charges are on the rise across Sarnia-Lambton as officials with the local MADD chapter prepare for the annual White Cross Dedication on Nov. 13.

Sarnia Police have already laid 79 impaired driving charges so far this year, after 76 charges were laid through all of 2020.

Lambton OPP is also reporting an increase in impaired charges — 106 to date this year, compared to 100 in 2020.

MADD is installing 270 white crosses at the East Street Fire Hall to kick off Mothers Against Drunk Driving Sarnia-Lambton’s Red Ribbon Campaign. Each cross represent a Canadian life that will be lost this holiday season because of impaired driving, and is a reminder to the community to drive sober and ensure roads are safe.

Volunteers are being sought to help install the white crosses on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m., followed by a brief dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m.

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