Windsor man charged with stunt driving on Highway 401

A 22-year-old Windsor man is facing a stunt driving charge after allegedly being clocked going 190 km/hr on Highway 401 near Harwich Road Monday afternoon.

The vehicle was stopped at around 4:45 p.m.

OPP say the male driver, Ritu Ge, 22-years-old from Windsor, Ontario has been charged with race a motor vehicle – excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

He will appear in Ontario Court of Justice on November 14th 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 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.

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.

For more information, visit the OPP website at www.opp.ca, or visit the Ministry of Transportation website at www.mto.gov.on.ca

 

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