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