Stunt driving charge laid against 21-year-old male

By Lindsay Advocate

Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have charged a driver with Stunt Driving for travelling 109km/h over the posted speed limit.

On July 2, shortly after 10:30 p.m., City of Kawartha Lakes OPP officers were conducting radar patrol on Highway 7 in Ops Township, when they observed a motor vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed of 189km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The 21-year-old driver was charged with Stunt Driving.

The accused had their driver’s license suspended for seven days and vehicle impounded for fourteen days as part of the offence.

Aggressive driving is dangerous and a leading causal factor in fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads, says a media release. Racing, stunt driving, speeding, following too closely, unsafe lane changes and road rage are all forms of aggressive driving that place drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk. Street racing is one of the most dangerous, aggressive driving behaviours on our roads.    

Dangerous drivers can be reported to OPP by calling 1-888-310-1122 or 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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