Chatham-Kent OPP charge man af­ter ve­hi­cle clocked at 190 km/h

The London Free Press - - LOCAL -

A Wind­sor man has been charged with rac­ing af­ter OPP of­fi­cers say they clocked a ve­hi­cle go­ing nearly dou­ble the speed limit on High­way 401 in Chatham-Kent, po­lice say. The 22-year-old had his ve­hi­cle im­pounded, his li­cence sus­pended and is to ap­pear in court next month charged with rac­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, ex­ces­sive speed. Chatham-Kent OPP said an of­fi­cer do­ing radar en­force­ment on the 401 near Har­wich Road saw a west­bound ve­hi­cle ex­ceed­ing the 100 km/h speed limit. “The radar reg­is­tered a speed in ex­cess of 190 km/h,” an OPP state­ment said. OPP em­pha­size that 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.” And the penal­ties can be oner­ous. For driv­ing 50 km/h above the speed limit or faster, mo­torists face an im­me­di­ate seven-day li­cence sus­pen­sion and seven-day ve­hi­cle im­pound­ment. And upon con­vic­tion, they face a $2,000 to $6,000 fine, six de­merit points, as much as six months in jail, and a li­cence sus­pen­sion of as long as two years.

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