Flight from police in South Stormont

An SD&G OPP cruiser. Smith photo, Nation Valley News file

SOUTH STORMONT — A 16-year-old Quebec driver tried to outrun police at high speed on Highway 401 yesterday — without success.

The event unfolded shortly after 1 p.m. in South Stormont Township, when the male motorist refused to pull over for an SD&G OPP officer after a traffic violation.

The fleeing vehicle reached a speed of 209 km/h on the 100 km/h provincial highway before officers intercepted it and arrested the teen behind the wheel.

A resident of Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Que., the accused is charged with flight while pursued by peace officers and  stunt driving. He’s been released to appear in Cornwall court.

Police also seized his driver’s licence for seven days at the scene and impounded the involved vehicle for the same length of time, under Ontario’s stunt driving legislation that kicks in when a speeder exceeds the limit by 50 km/h or more.

Impaired charge in South Dundas

SOUTH DUNDAS — A single-vehicle collision on County Rd. 8 led to the arrest of a South Dundas woman yesterday.

SD&G OPP officers responded to the scene shortly after 10 a.m., Jan. 9, and determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol.

The detachment reports that Courtney Casselman, 20, was released to appear Feb. 5 in Morrisburg court on impaired driving charges.


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