While Dufferin OPP didn’t lay any distracted or impaired driving charges, three drivers were cited for stunt driving in the area this past Easter weekend.
Those three motorists facing stunt driving charges — one incident was handled by Caledon OPP near Alton — were clocked travelling a total of 184 km/h above the posted speed limit.
Two of those drivers were allegedly caught going more than double the speed limit.
At about 7:30 p.m. on Friday (April 3), Caledon OPP stopped a GMC Sierra that officers allege was travelling 134 km/h on Shaw’s Creek Road.
The road is posted as a 60 km/h zone. A 19-year-old Caledon man was charged with race a motor vehicle.
The following day Dufferin OPP officers claim to have caught a Corvette Stingray going 105 km/h on Hockley Road between Highway 10 and 5 Sideroad in Mono, which is posted a 50 km/h zone. A 54-year-old Georgetown man was charged with street racing.
A third motorist was also charged after officers claim his Dodge pickup truck was travelling 135 km/h on Highway 10 near County Road 10 in Mono on Saturday. A 27-year-old Amaranth faces a street racing charge.
None of the charges have been proven in court. All three of the accused are scheduled to answer to the allegations in court at a later date.
During Dufferin OPP’s Easter weekend traffic blitz, no motorists were charged with either distracted or impaired driving. In all, police laid 67 speeding charges, along with seven moving and 12 seat belt violations respectively.