Double-fisted texter charged on Skyway Bridge in St. Catharines: Police

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Published January 31, 2023 at 9:22 am

The Garden City Skyway in St. Catharines is not the place to take your hands off the wheel.

“Look, Ma, no hands!” While that might work for a child, it does not apply to adults.

Yesterday (Jan. 30), Niagara OPP stopped a driver who was allegedly double-handed texting while going over the Garden City Skyway in St. Catharines.

Aside from having no hands on the wheel, that driver could be in for a heavy penalty.

A first distracted driving offence in Ontario now carries a fine of $615 to $1,000, three demerit points, and a license suspension of three days.

For a second offence, the fine can be as high as $2,000, six demerit points, and a license suspension of seven days.

The Niagara OPP pleads, “Please keep your eyes on the road.”

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