Thunder Bay – NEWS – A Scarborough man faces stunt driving charges after the OPP stopped him on Highway 11/17 on January 19, 2021.
OPP report that on January 19, 2021, at approximately 8:42 am EST, an officer from the Highway Safety Division of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on patrol on Highway 11/17, east of Mackenzie Heights Road, in the Municipality of Shuniah when the officer observed the driver of a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.
The driver was observed to be driving in excess of 152 km/hr in a posted 90 km/hr zone.
The driver, a 24 -year-old resident of Scarborough, ON has been charged with Drive Motor Vehicle Perform Stunt – Speeding by 50 or more km/hr contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario and also charged with Drive Motor Vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to section 32(1) of the Liquor Licence Act of Ontario.
The driver was also issued a seven (7) day licence suspension and the vehicle has been impounded for seven (7) days.
Drivers are reminded that driving speeds of 50 km/hr or more over the posted speed limit face severe penalties including:
- Mandatory 7 day licence suspension
- Mandatory 7 day vehicle impoundment
- Minimum fine $2000 up to $10,000
- 6 license demerit points.