Driver clocked at 116 km/h in 50 km/h Zone
Thunder Bay – NEWS – “Slow down, you’re going too fast”. There likely wasn’t that classic Simon and Garfunkel tune playing on the car stereo of a Quebec man on the weekend.
A driver from Quebec has received a stunt driving charge after Thunder Bay Police LIDAR captured him driving an SUV more than 60 km/h above the posted speed limit on Dawson Road.
Thunder Bay Police Service officers were conducting speed enforcement at about 10 am EST on Sunday, January 31, 2021 along Dawson Road.
During this time officers received reports of a grey-and-blue SUV being driven at a high rate of speed on Dawson Road near Gus Wouri Road.
Officers later observed the vehicle believed to have been the subject of these reports travelling at about 116 km/h on a stretch of roadway with a maximum posted speed limit of 50 km/h. The motorist’s speed was confirmed with assistance from LIDAR.
A traffic stop was conducted without further incident and the motorist, a 40-year-old Quebec man, was charged for stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days.