MARATHON – The OPP in Marathon stopped a speeding driver last night. The OPP report that at approximately 2:40 am, a driver was clocked at 139km/hr in a 90km/hr zone by an OPP cruiser’s radar.
The vehicle is now impounded for seven days after being stopped travelling at that speed.
As a result of a Stunt Driving charge, the driver received an immediate seven-day driver’s license suspension and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Under the Highway Traffic Act, “Stunt” driving can mean:
- Burnouts, drifting, or donuts.
- Popping wheelies or doing stoppies on a motorcycle (or car if possible).
- Occupying a passing line for longer than is reasonably required to overtake.
- Driving with a person in the trunk of a motor vehicle, or driving while not in the driver’s seat.
- Exceeding 50km/h of the speed limit (the most commonly known, and the most commonly charged offence).
- Driving without due care and consideration of others on the road, or in a way that might endanger someone by: intentionally preventing another person from passing, stopping, cutting someone off, or slowing down.
- Driving as close as possible to another vehicle, person, or cyclist.
- Jumping ahead and turning left before traffic commences through an intersection.