White River Man Faces Stunt Driving Charge after Highway 17 Traffic Stop

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Ontario Provincial Police Crime report

MANITOUWADGE – While conducting radar patrol on December 13, 2020 along Highway 17 approximately 20Km west of White River, a Manitouwadge Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer observed a vehicle traveling west bound at a high rate of speed.

The driver was stopped by OPP.

As a result of that traffic stop, Darren MCLEOD, age 29, of White River, ON was charged with Stunt Driving and received a 7-day license suspension as well as a 7-day vehicle impoundment.

The driver is now responsible for tow fees, impoundment fees, licence re-instatement fees, increased insurance fees, as well as having to attend Provincial Offences Court to answer to the charge.

The OPP state that this driving behaviour is not only costly, it is dangerous to the driver, passengers as well as other motorists on the roadways. Driving excessive speeds anytime is dangerous but especially at night. At this time of year your chances are increased of having a motor vehicle collision (MVC) due to roadways being very unpredictable with snow and ice as well as wildlife in the area.

The public is encouraged to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 whenever they observe dangerous driving behaviour. Please call 911 or 1-888-310-1122 if suspecting that a driver is impaired while operating a motor vehicle whether it is a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Boat or even an Airplane.