Article by London Free Press
Early this morning, with rain pouring down, police pulled over a 19-year-old driver on Highway 401 after he was clocked at nearly 160 kilometres per hour.
The traffic infractions didn’t stop there, however. Upon closer inspection, the university student from Toronto was also found to have a bong and cannabis in his lap.
In a tweet, Ontario Provincial Police say the man, who holds a G2 licence, was charged with stunt driving and having cannabis available.
The rules for transporting cannabis in a vehicle or similar to alcohol. It is illegal to do so if the cannabis is “unfastened,” readily available and not contained within its original packaging.
The teen’s vehicle was also impounded and his licence suspended. He’s been booked for a court date.
Under Ontario’s traffic laws, travelling in excess of 50 kilometres over the speed limit can result in six demerit points, a seven-day vehicle impoundment and up to a one-year licence suspension. The maximum fine is $10,000 and as long as six months in jail. Insurance can also increase by 100 per cent.