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Driver charged for traveling more than twice the speed limit

OPP charged a male driver for going 134 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone
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NEWS RELEASE

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

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On Sunday Oct. 22, 2017 the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a male driver for going 134 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone.

At approximately 12:30 a.m., Orillia OPP members were on general patrol when a vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 12 at Warminster. The posted speed limit in that area is 60 km/hr the vehicle was being operated at 134 km/hr. 

As a result of the traffic stop, 18-year-old Nathan Drover of Orillia was charged with stunt driving contrary to Section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act. The accused was given a court date of Dec. 6, 2017 at the Provincial Offences Court in Orillia. 

The vehicle operated by the driver was impounded for seven days and his licence suspended for seven days.

Driving at this rate of speed anytime causes a significant risk to public safety. The unexpected can happen at any time. The Orillia OPP wants all drivers to operate their motor vehicles in a safe manner.

 Members of the Orillia Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities.

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