Two men have been charged with stunt driving by the Ontario Provincial Police.
On Sunday evening, a Chatham-Kent Ontario Provincial Police officer conducting radar enforcement on Highway 40 near Fairview Line clocked a vehicle travelling more than 130 km/h. The speed limit is 80 km/h.
Dackoter Marlow, 32, of Kent Bridge, Ont., is charged with race a motor vehicle — stunt, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
He will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on Sept. 6, and his driver’s licence was suspended and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Early Monday morning, a Windsor man was also nabbed for stunt driving.
Around 3:30 a.m., a Chatham-Kent OPP officer conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 near Dillon Road observed a vehicle travelling westbound at more than 160 km/h, with a posted speed limit of 100 km/h.
Ao Yu, 23, from Windsor, is charged with race a motor vehicle — stunt, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and fail to surrender insurance card, contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.
Yu is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice on Sept. 13, and his driver’s licence has been suspended and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
In a statement, the Chatham-Kent OPP reminded drivers that stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious forms of aggressive driving and puts everyone on the road at risk.
Penalties for going more than 50 km/h over the speed limit include an immediate seven-day licence suspension and vehicle impoundment. If convicted, fines can range from up to $10,000 in fines, six months in jail and licence suspensions of up to two years.
Source: Windsor Star