Police Lay Stunt Driving Charges Against 24-year-old Man on Sunday

TBPS Image - Vehicle impounded
TBPS Image - Vehicle impounded

THUNDER BAY – Drive to stay alive. Thunder Bay Police report that a 24-year-old Thunder Bay man faces a charge of Stunt Driving after police observed him travelling 124 km/h in a posted 70 km/h zone.

Officers with the Traffic Unit were conducting targeted speed enforcement in and area in Kakabeka on Sunday, July 12, 2020, between 1 and 6 pm EDT.

Near the beginning of their targeted enforcement officers spotted a pickup truck travelling at 54 km/h above the posted speed limit on Highway 11/17 near Poleline Road. The vehicle was stopped and impounded, and the driver’s licence has been suspended.

Police also noted the vehicle was in a state of disrepair and unfit for travel.

During the targeted enforcement, officers laid 20 charges relating to speeding. Two charges were laid relating to having cannabis in a motor vehicle, and one three-day licence suspension relating to alcohol was handed out.

The Thunder Bay Police Service would like to remind the public to drive with caution and always be mindful of, and drive in accordance to, the posted speed limits.