A Windsor man faces stunt driving charges following a traffic stop on the 401.
OPP officials say on January 21, around 7:30 p.m. a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting RADAR enforcement on highway 401 near Harwich Road when they observed a westbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr.
The RADAR registered a speed in excessive of 160 km/hr.
As a result, the 24-year-old male driver from Windsor, Ontario has been charged with race a motor vehicle – excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
He will appear in a Chatham court on March 1, 2017 to answer to the charge.
The driver’s licence has been suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days, as per statute.
Chatham-Kent OPP would like to remind drivers that stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.
The penalties for driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit are as follows:
– Immediate 7-day licence suspension and 7-day vehicle impoundment
– Upon conviction, $2,000 to $10,000 fine, 6 demerit points, up to 6 months jail, up to 2 years licence suspension for a first conviction
Driver’s licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years
Chatham-Kent OPP is committed to keeping the roads and highways safe for everyone.
For more information, please visit the OPP website at www.opp.ca, or visit the Ministry of Transportation website at www.mto.gov.on.ca