The car rally was stopped when participants crashed into a blue wall on Wasaga Beach

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Police and municipal officials put the brakes on an illegal car rally in Wasaga Beach on Saturday evening.

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The OPP filed nearly 260 charges in connection with the weekend rally: 97 on Friday and 160 on Saturday. The crimes include Speeding, license plate violations, tire violations and driving license offenses.

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Mayor Brian Smith said Sunday that the OPP, fire officials, municipal law enforcement officers and Ontario Parks wardens responded to an expected illegal rally of 500 vehicles.

A small group of vehicles were able to reach Wasaga Beach. Authorities closed streets to disperse rally participants.

“Every time the City of Wasaga Beach and our law enforcement partners become aware of illegal activity that may be coming our way, Wasaga Beach residents, businesses and visitors can rest assured that we have a plan in place to ensure the safety of our residents, visitors and first responders as possible,” Smith said.

“(On Saturday evening) this plan worked thanks to the incredible teamwork and coordination between our city law enforcement officers, fire department, Simcoe County paramedics, OPP and Ontario Parks wardens – and the incredible cooperation, patience and understanding of our residents and visitors .” on one of the busiest long weekends of the summer.”

Fire Chief Craig Williams said the township will continue to implement plans Sunday to ensure public safety. The car rally was stopped when participants crashed into a blue wall on Wasaga Beach

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