Slew of excessive speeders intercepted this month

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Super speeders immediately forfeit license, vehicle for seven days — but it keeps on happening

SOUTH DUNDAS — A 46-year-old Guelph man found himself on the wrong side of Ontario’s Stunt Driving law while travelling at 171 km/h on Highway 401 through South Dundas.

The SD&G intercepted the motorist at 9:25 a.m. on Aug. 1. Because the driver was clocked at more than 50 km/h over the posted limit, officers impounded the vehicle and his driver’s license for seven days. He was also charged with Stunt Driving under the Highway Traffic Act, which comes with additional hefty penalties if convicted.

STORMONT, DUNDAS & GLENGARRY —  Police apprehended several other motorists exceeding the posted limit by 50 or more km/h between Aug. 6-7, landing them in the crosshairs of Ontario’s Stunt Driving law. To kick off the penalties, their vehicles and driver’s licenses were removed from their possession for seven days, on the spot.

The SD&G OPP intercepted those involved on Highway 401, Highway 138 and County Roads 31 and 34. Those charged were overwhelming young males no older than their twenties, with the exception of a 60-year-old woman from Rockland. They included:

– A 20-year-old male driver from Edwardsburgh, clocked at 160 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Aug. 6 in South Dundas;

– A 22-year-old male driver from Ottawa, clocked at 138 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Aug. 6 in North Glengarry;

– A 26-year-old male driver from Pickering, clocked at 158 km/h in a 100 km/h zone Aug. 7 in South Dundas;

– A 20-year-old male driver from Gatineau, Que., clocked at 131 km/h in an 80 km/h zone Aug. 7 in North Dundas;

– A 60-year-old female driver from Rockland, clocked at 134 km/h in an 80 km/h zone Aug. 7 in South Stormont;     

– A 25-year-old male from Mississauga, clocked at 155 km/h in a 100 km/h zone Aug. 7 in South Stormont;                

– An 18-year-old male driver from Guelph, clocked at 152 km/h in a 100 km/h zone Aug. 7 in South Dundas;

– A 21-year-old male driver from North York, clocked at 156 km/h in a 100 km/h zone Aug. 7 in South Dundas.  

Impaired charge for North Dundas woman, 61

NORTH DUNDAS — A traffic complaint prompted the SD&G OPP to intercept, arrest and charge a female motorist with impaired driving in North Dundas.

Officers responded to the situation at 9:23 p.m., pulling the vehicle over on County Rd. 7 on Aug. 7.

Police say that Leona Coyne, 61, of North Dundas has been charged with: Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle with Over 80 Milligrams of Alcohol in blood; and Care or Control a Motor Vehicle while Impaired.

She was released and scheduled to appear in Morrisburg Court on Sept. 5.

Breach of conditions

SOUTH DUNDAS — The SD&G OPP arrested a man Aug. 2 after responding to a reported disturbance at a Shaver Rd. residence around 1 a.m.

Police say that Brent Mitchell, 49, is charged with Fail to Comply with Probation Order. He was released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Morrisburg

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