Police put brakes on spring speed racers

Police put brakes on spring speed racers

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 doing 146 kilometres an hour in a posted 50 kph 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. 

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