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Police put brakes on spring speed racers

Just because traffic is still sparse on the roads in Ontario is no reason to treat them like a professional race track. One 17-year-old from Kenmore learned that lesson the hard way when he lost both his licence and his vehicle for seven days after Russell County OPP charged him with “stunt driving” on Eadie Road in the Village of Russell May 13. The young driver had his vehicle going 146 kilometres an hour in a posted 50kph zone. — photo taken from OPP Facebook page
Just because traffic is still sparse on the roads in Ontario is no reason to treat them like a professional race track. One 17-year-old from Kenmore learned that lesson the hard way when he lost both his licence and his vehicle for seven days after Russell County OPP charged him with “stunt driving” on Eadie Road in the Village of Russell May 13. The young driver had his vehicle going 146 kilometres an hour in a posted 50kph zone.
photo taken from OPP Facebook page
Russell County OPP finished up their mid-May case files with charges of “stunt driving” against three drivers using the roads through Russell Township and The Nation Municipality like they were driving on the Cornwall Speedway.

A May 12 OPP radar checkpoint on Route 500 West in The Nation caught a vehicle just after 8 p.m. going along the road at 133 kilometres an hour. The road was posted for a maximum speed limit of 80 kph.

An 18-year-old Embrun youth now has a future provincial court appointment in L’Orignal on a charge under the Highway Traffic Act of driving at excessive speed, also known as “stunt driving”.

The following day, just after 7:30 a.m., another OPP officer was doing a mobile radar check patrol on Eadie Road in the Village of Russell. He noted a speeding vehicle which clocked 146 kilometres an hour in a posted 50kph zone.

A 17-year-old youth from Kenmore, Ontario, will be returning to the Prescott-Russell region for a later court date in L’Orignal on a “stunt driving” charge.

Another OPP patrol on St-Guillaume Road in Embrun on May 17, at 10 p.m., noted a vehicle going 110 kph in a posted 50kmh zone. A Cantley, Québec driver was charged with “stunt driving”.

In every incident, all drivers had their driver’s licences suspended for seven days and their vehicles impounded for seven days.