Grey Bruce OPP warn stunt drivers are risking lives

The Gray Bruce OPP warned motorists of the dangers of stunt driving after two motorists were charged with speeding on Tuesday.

Task Force Commander Inspector Paul Richardson said stunt driving was still a regular occurrence.

“Over the past few years, we have continued to work with our community safety partners to address road safety issues throughout Gray Bruce. Stunt driving remains a recurring problem and I cannot stress this enough, it not only has a significant impact on involved motor vehicle occupants and a danger to other road users. Our officers will continue their enforcement efforts and motorists can expect that if they are caught stunt driving they will be prosecuted and held accountable for their actions,” He said.

At 8.20am on Tuesday, a patrolling officer observed a vehicle traveling at more than 140km/h in a posted 80km/h zone on Highway 26 in Meaford. A 60-year-old suspect, from Owen Sound, has been charged with stunt driving.

A 25-year-old suspect from Barrie was charged after police spotted a driver traveling at speeds in excess of 135km/h on Highway 10 in the town of Southgate just after noon.

Both suspects face a 30-day license suspension and a 14-day motor vehicle impoundment. They must also appear in provincial court.

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