Police lay stunt driving charge after vehicle clocked at 204 km/h on Hwy 401

An officer of the Lennox and Addington OPP stopped a vehicle for traveling 204km/hr on Highway 401 in Loyalist Township.

On Nov. 8, 2023, at approximately 7:07 p.m., an L&A County officer was parked stationary in the median on Highway 401 by County Road 4 facing westbound running radar looking for speeders. The officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed toward him. The officer activated the front radar of the police vehicle and obtained a speed of 204 km/hr. Police closed the distance on the vehicle and waited for a second police vehicle to perform the vehicle stop. The vehicle was stopped just east of County Road 11 without incident.

As a result of the investigation, a 37-year-old male, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, was charged with:

  • Dive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Offences Court in Greater Napanee at a later date. The accused had his license suspended for 30 days, and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

-Officers of the Lennox and Addington OPP have charged a female with impaired driving thanks to a concerned citizen.

On Nov. 9, 2023, at approximately 1:40 a.m., L&A OPP was dispatched to a traffic complaint of a vehicle that was in the ditch on Highway 401 westbound just east of the Switzerville Road exit. A concerned citizen was driving by and noticed a vehicle in the ditch with its lights on and called 911. Police arrived on the scene and located the vehicle, driver and one passenger. Police located alcohol in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was showing signs of impairment and an Approved Screening Device (ASD) was administered. The driver was subsequently arrested.

As a result of this investigation, L&A County OPP has charged a 25-year-old of Longueuil, Quebec, with:

  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

The accused was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Greater Napanee on a later date. The accused’s licence was suspended for 90 days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days

Impaired driving is the No. 1 cause of criminal death in Canada and, yet, every impaired driving crash is preventable. By calling 911 and reporting suspected impaired drivers to police, all Canadians can play a role in keeping our roads, trails and waterways safe and in reducing impaired driving crashes, deaths and injuries.

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