Driver Clocked going 140 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone
SIOUX LOOKOUT – A twenty-one-year-old Dryden man was charged by the Sioux Lookout Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and now faces charges of Stunt Driving, under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario (HTA).
Sioux Lookout OPP says that on Thursday evening, April 23, 2020, officers observed a vehicle being driven southbound on Highway 72 at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was detected to be travelling at speeds in excess of 140 km/hr, in a posted 80 km/hr zone.
The driver, Blade ANDERSON, a 21-year-old from Dryden, has been charged with Drive Motor Vehicle Perform Stunt – Speeding by 50 or more km/hr, contrary to Section 172(1) of the HTA. The driver was also issued a seven-day licence suspension and the vehicle has been impounded for seven days.
Drivers are reminded that driving at speeds of 50 km/hr or more over the posted speed limit can result in severe penalties including:
- Mandatory 7-day licence suspension,
- Mandatory 7-day vehicle impoundment,
- Minimum fine of $2,000, up to $10,000,
- 6 license demerit points.
The Sioux Lookout OPP would like to remind the public that road safety is everyone’s responsibility. Please slow down and help keep our roads safe.