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Deeming regular flow of news information as apparently unnecessary, the OPP now releases a week’s worth of notable traffic offenses one week at a time. This past week, there were three instances of stunt driving reported along Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent.

On Nov. 7, shortly after 1:30 p.m., OPP clocked a vehicle dong 164 km/h in a 100-km/h zone, heading west on Hwy. 401 somewhere between Duart Road and Essex Road 42. Elgin County OPP did not provide more detailed information.

The driver, 26-year-old Belle River resident, was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

Later that night, just before 11:30 p.m., an officer’s radar gun registered 177 km/h when pointed at an eastbound driver on Hwy. 401.

The driver, a 21-year-old Chatham resident, was charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The following morning, about 8:45 a.m., police pulled a driver over for doing 113 km/n in an 80-km/h zone on Hwy. 40.

As a result of the investigation, a 61-year-old Wallaceburg resident was charged with the following:

  • Driving while under suspension
  • Drive motor vehicle – no licence
  • Speeding 1-49 Km/h over posted limit
  • Fail to surrender insurance card
  • Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle

On November 12, at approximately 9:10 a.m., an officer stopped a passenger vehicle travelling east on Hwy. 401 after it was found doing 57 km/h over the speed limit of 100 km/h.

A 23-year-old Windsor driver was charged with drive motor vehicle –perform stunt ­– excessive speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. that evening, an officer pulled a vehicle over on Communication Road as the officer saw it swerving within its lane.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, 35-year-old Chatham resident, Ontario was charged with the following:

  • Drive motor vehicle – no licence
  • Operate a motor vehicle without insurance
  • Use plate not authorized for vehicle.

Anyone charged with drive motor vehicle – perform stunt receives a 14-day impoundment of the involved motor vehicle and a 30-day driver’s licence suspension as per statute.

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