Manitoulin OPP arrests two stunt drivers

On Sunday, July 16 at 11:13 am, the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6 in Curtain Township. The motor vehicle in question was observed to be travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. 

As a result of the investigation, a 19-year-old female from Espanola has been charged with: stunt driving 50 km over posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

The accused will appear before the Gore Bay Provincial Offences Court on October 12, 2017 to answer to her charge. The driver’s vehicle was impounded and her driver’s licence was suspended for a period of seven days.

Several hours later, an officer from the Manitoulin OPP was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 17 in Baldwin Township. A motor vehicle was observed to be travelling in excess of the posted speed limit.

As a result of the investigation, a 23-year-old male from North York has been charged with: stunt driving , 50 km over posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

He will appear before the Espanola Provincial Offences Court on August 31, 2017 to answer to his charge. The driver’s vehicle was impounded and his driver’s licence was suspended for a period of seven days.

The penalties for driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit are an immediate seven-day licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment.

Upon conviction, drivers could face a $2,000 to $10,000 fine, six demerit points, up to six months jail, and up to two years licence suspension for a first conviction

Driver’s licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years

The OPP want to remind all motorists that their safety remains to be our priority. Stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.

Manitoulin OPP is committed to keeping the roads and highways safe for everyone.