THE LEGEND of the long weekend driver gets more outrageous with each holiday.
On Saturday police told a shocking tale of a 7-year-old girl caught driving a milk tanker on Hwy. 401.
Then yesterday, police released details of a trio of dope-smoking, booze-drinking men who cut off an OPP officer in a marked cruiser at a Burlington gas station Saturday night to claim the only open pump.
"These three guys are smoking dope, drinking beer and hard liquor," said OPP Sgt. Cam Woolley yesterday. "The car was overflowing with magic mushrooms. I guess they were trying to open a drugstore in cottage country.
"All three were charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking," Woolley said, adding the trio has been dubbed the Trailer Park Boys. "Drugs don't make you smart."
Then there was the 25-year-old Mississauga man who rolled dad's Jeep Grand Cherokee by going 180 km/h on the westbound Hwy. 401 off-ramp to Erin Mills around 7:30 a.m. yesterday.
He was impaired, Woolley said. The man was also a suspended driver, four times over.
"We've had good examples of bad driving" during Operation Fine Example, Woolley said.
The high-miler of summer's first long weekend was a motorcyclist clocked going south at 300 km/h on Hwy. 400 near Canal Rd. yesterday, he said.
Three other motorcyclists were caught going north on the same highway at 160 km/h.
"They said 'Nyah nyah' to her, but she just radioed ahead and all three were stopped," Woolley said. One of the riders had a beginner's licence.
Another beginner was clocked going south at 182 km/h on Hwy. 400 yesterday.
"He said he was trying to beat the crowds," Woolley said of the 22-year-old.
Woolley said at 10 a.m. yesterday, a pickup lost its box liner on Hwy. 427. It flew out and caused a four-vehicle bang-up, but no one was injured, Woolley said.
The road safety blitz continues until at least 10 p.m. today. Woolley said OPP are hosting a child seat seminar at the Esso station on the southbound Hwy. 400 south of King Side Rd. throughout the day.