Drivers charged with speeding

Two drivers have been charged with speeding on Highway 401.

A member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 near Duart Road on August 9th at around 10:45 p.m. when they observed an eastbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The radar registered a speed in excessive of 160 km/hr.

As a result, the male driver, Amour Rajab, 40-year-old of Oshawa, has been charged with Drive motor vehicle – perform stunt.

He will appear in Ontario Court of Justice on September 20th to answer to the charge.

On August 10th around 3:40 a.m. a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 near Scane Road when they observed an eastbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The radar registered a speed in excessive of 160 km/hr.

As a result, the female driver, Toryna Rosandic-Hankins, 24-year-old of Oshawa, Ontario has been charged with Drive motor vehicle – perform stunt, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

She will appear in Ontario Court of Justice on September 20th to answer to the charge.

The driver’s licence has been suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days, as per statute.

“Chatham-Kent OPP would like to remind drivers that stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death,” stated OPP officials in a media release.

The penalties for driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit are as follows:

  • Immediate 7-day licence suspension and 7-day vehicle impoundment
  • Upon conviction, $2000 to $10,000 fine, 6 demerit points, up to 6 months jail, up to 2 years licence suspension for a first conviction
  • Driver’s licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years
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