Five exceed stunt-driving speeding threshold; vehicles impounded, licences taken

An SD&G OPP cruiser parked in Winchester. Nation Valley News file photo

SD&G — Five lead-footed motorists were clocked exceeding the speed limit by 50 km/h or more on the weekend, triggering an extra level of repercussions for those drivers, all of them men.

According to the SD&G OPP, Highway Safety Division officers pulled over three of the vehicles on county roads. The other two got caught on Highway 401.

In all stops, the vehicle was impounded and the driver’s permit seized for seven days in accordance with provincial policy, under Ontario’s stunt driving legislation. The accused must also answer to hefty speeding charges in court.

The apprehended vehicles were pulled over at the following times and places on county roads:

  • North Dundas, County Rd. 31, Aug. 26, 9:45 a.m. — a 68-year-old Laval, Que., man is stopped doing 141 km/h in an 80 km/h zone;
  • North Dundas, County Rd. 43, Aug. 27, 1:11 p.m.— a 59-year-old North Dundas man is also stopped at 141 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
  • North Stormont, County Rd. 43, Aug. 28, 8:51 a.m. — a 23-year-old North Stormont man is stopped at 136 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

Both vehicles pulled over on Highway 401 were travelling in areas with a posted limit of 100 km/h:

  • South Stormont, Aug. 26, 11:10 a.m. — a 27-year-old New Jersey, USA, man is stopped at 166 km/h;
  • South Glengarry, Aug. 26, 1:23 p.m. — a 40-year-old Whitby man is stopped at 155 km/n. Police also seized a quantity of suspected marijuana in that case.

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