OPP impound two vehicles after stunt driving charges
Two drivers are without their vehicles for a week after being pulled over by Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry OPP.
The OPP say they recently caught two different vehicles travelling 50km/h over the speed limit on a stretch of the Highway 401 running through South Dundas Township. Police say while doing radar they clocked a 40-year-old woman from Redmond, Washington travelling at 154km/h. Later the same day a 47 year-old-man from Toronto reached 156 km/h on the radar gun. According to police both drivers were charged with Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act. Police also impounded their vehicles and seized their driver’s license for seven days.
Driving 50km/h over the speed limit carries heavy penalties including a 30 day driver’s license suspension for G1 and G2 drivers and 6 demerit points. If a driver is caught travelling 50 km/h over the speed limit police can also add the charge of stunt driving or racing. A charge of stunt driving carries an immediate seven day license suspension and impounding of vehicle as well as the possibility of a fine between $2,000-$10,000, a one year license suspension, six months in prison and six demerit points.