Two dozen caught in Leeds County distracted driving blitz

Traffic on Highway 401 near Brockville, Ont. on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

BROCKVILLE – Two dozen drivers travelling through Leeds County were nabbed during this year’s edition of the O.P.P. Distracted Driving Campaign.

Leeds County O.P.P. say 24 drivers were caught from March 11-17 and face the new tougher penalties, which include a fine up to $1,000, three demerit points and a three day licence suspension.

In one case, a Quebec man was caught watching a movie on a screen mounted to his windshield.

An eagle-eyed officer spotted “the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) lion roar” while patrolling Highway 401.

“Drivers need to remember that the real danger to the motoring public lies in the distraction, not the device,” police said.

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