A 29-year-old motorist was charged with travelling 74 km/h over the speed limit north of Bowmanville yesterday morning.

On Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at approximately 7 a.m., an East Division officer was monitoring traffic on Regional Road 57 at Taunton Road after receiving complaints about speeding vehicles that were passing other cars in a dangerous manner. The officer spotted a black car northbound on Regional Road 57, overtaking other cars ahead of it. A check of the vehicle’s speed showed that it was travelling at 154 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The car, a black 2010 Honda Civic, was stopped just south of Taunton Road.

Bret PARKER, age 29, of Hunt Street in Bowmanville, is charged with: Race a Motor Vehicle. He was issued a summons to court. His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and the car was impounded for seven days under section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

DRPS wants to warn the public that aggressive driving and excessive speeds won’t be tolerated. If convicted, drivers can receive fine amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 and could have their driver’s licence suspended for up to two years.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Cst. Gagnon of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1630.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Source: Durham Regional Police Service