Officers from the LaSalle Police Service Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) have recently issued stunt driving charges to five persons in relation to speeding.
Charge #1 – Friday, Jan 20th – Disputed Road – 64-year-old male – 109 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.
Charge #2 – Friday, Jan 27th – Highway 18 – 60-year-old male – 99 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
Charge #3 – Monday, Jan 30th – Front Road – 29-year-old male – 90 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. Snow on roads / slippery conditions.
Charge #4 – Monday, Jan 30th – Disputed Road – 39-year-old male – 115 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.
Charge #5 – Monday, Jan 30th – Front Road – 20-year-old male – 116 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
Their vehicles were impounded for 14 days and their licences were suspended for 30 days.
The LaSalle Police Service, along with its counterparts at Windsor Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police have regularly published some of the charges they have laid regarding stunt driving as it relates to speeding yet some are still not getting the message…SLOW DOWN!
The purpose of these posts serves primarily to educate and remind the public of the dangers of driving at excessive speeds as well as to act as a deterrent by explaining that police are regularly and continuously engaging in traffic enforcement which could result in significant fines, the suspension of your licence, and impoundment of your vehicle.
As per Ontario Regulation 455/07 “stunt” includes driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 40 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit (speeding), if the speed limit is less than 80 kilometres per hour or driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 50 kilometres per hour or more over the speed limit (speeding), if the speed limit is 80 kilometres per hour or more.