LEEDS – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police are investigating more stunt drivers on Leeds County Highways.
On September 8, 2017 at about 9:00 AM, Ontario Provincial Police on Highway 401 stopped a 19 year old Scarborough man driving speeds in excess of 51 kilometres over the speed limit.
On September 9, 2017, two more stunt drivers were stopped one on Highway 401 and one on Highway 15. A 39 year old man from Mississauga was stopped driving in excess of 60 kilometers over the limit and a 36 year old man from Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township was stopped driving 55 kilometres over the limit.
On September 10, 2017, four more stunt drivers were stopped on Highway 401. A 35 year old man from Kingston was stopped driving in excess of 66 kilometers over the limit, a 28 year old man from New York driving 58 over the limit, a 23 year old man from Sarnia was driving 51 over the limit, and an 18 year old man from Quebec was stopped driving 62 kilometers over the limit.
On September 11, 2017 a 63 year old stunt driver from Quebec was stopped on Highway 401 for driving 55 kilometers over the limit.
Leeds County Detachment Commander Mike Francis said, “Speed limits are in place for a reason – the limit is set at the maximum safe speed to travel on a particular stretch of road. The faster you are travelling, the less time you have to react to the unexpected. The speed limit is the law. It is not a suggestion. Don’t speed. It could be the difference between life and death.”
All drivers found their vehicles towed and impounded for 7 days are scheduled to appear at Brockville Provincial Offences Court at later dates to answer to their charges.