Article by Darren MacDonald, CTV News Northern Ontario
A 26-year-old Toronto man is facing stunt driving charges after Ontario Provincial Police in Temiskaming caught him driving more than 140 km/h in a 90 km/h zone.
It was just the latest case of stunt driving in the north in recent days.
The most recent incident took place Monday around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 11 just south of Englehart, where police had set up their radar gun.
“Officers stopped the vehicle and upon speaking with the driver, it was revealed that the driver was breaching a prior release condition,” police said in a news release Tuesday.
He is charged with failing to comply with a release order, driving with cannabis readily available, stunt driving and failing to surrender his driver’s license.
“The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date in the City of Temiskaming Shores,” police said. “The vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days.”
Other stunt driving charges laid this week include an incident earlier Monday morning, when OPP in Wawa caught a driver going 61 km/h above the speed limit along Highway 17. On Sunday, Manitoulin OPP stopped a driver doing 151 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. That driver was already suspended, had cannabis in the vehicle as well as illegal cigarettes.