High Speed Trip Costly For Road Racer

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High Speed Race leads to vehicle impounded by Thunder Bay Police (Image TBPS)

THUNDER BAY – If you want to race, take it to the track. A Thunder Bay man is either walking or taking transit after a high speed spin along the Thunder Bay Expressway. This after the Road Racer was tagged for speeding by Thunder Bay Police

At about 05:30EDT on June 12th, two Thunder Bay Police officers were on patrol traveling southbound on Highway 61 between Arthur St and the 11-17 intersection when they saw a pick-up truck going at an extremely high rate of speed.

The truck passed by and the officers turned to follow. They paced the truck for a period of time before finally stopping it near John Street

The officers recorded a radar speed of 150 km/hr and a paced speed of 170 km/hr. Once the officers activated the emergency light system on the police vehicle, the drive pulled over.

The 36 year old male driver explained to the officers that he was late for work and was afraid that he would miss his ride.

His vehicle was impounded for seven days, his license has been suspended at the roadside and he will be appearing in court for charges of Stunting and Speeding.


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