Schrieber OPP Lay Stunt Driving Charges

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OPP have laid a number of charges in a stolen vehicle investigation

SCHREIBER – NEWS – On Monday, May 21st, 2018 at approximately 10:38 pm, a uniform member of the Schreiber Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on Highway 17 near Terrace Bay after two westbound vehicles were observed travelling together in excess of 140km/h in the posted 90km/h zone.

Highway Traffic Act violations were noted while following and once the vehicles were stopped, including children not wearing seatbelts in both vehicles.

As a result of police investigation a 23-year-old male from Scarborough was charged with the following offences:

  • Stunt driving contrary to section 172 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act
  •  Fail To Ensure Infant Properly Secured, contrary to section 8(2) O.Reg613 of the Highway Traffic Act

The driver of the second vehicle a 26-year-old male from Scarborough was charged with the following offences:

  • Stunt driving, contrary to section 172 (1) of the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Drive While Child Passenger Not Properly Secured, contrary to section 106(4)(b) of the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Drive Motor Vehicle No Licence, contrary to section 32(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

Both drivers had their vehicles towed for the mandatory 7-day impoundment.

Drivers are reminded that driving speeds of 50km/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

Drivers of the vehicle are responsible for the tow and storage fee of the vehicle as well as paying a drivers licence reinstatement fee.

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