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Stunt driving charge laid after Midland driver, 20, clocks in at 119 km/h in a 60 zone

Police say the OPP checked 212 drivers during weekend RIDE program
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Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) where out again over the weekend conducting the R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program on area roadways in North Simcoe.

Uniform officers over the Feb. 25-28, 2021 time period participated in 14 R.I.D.E (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) program locations, checking 212 drivers for signs of impairment. These officers also set up the R.I.D.E program on four local roadways where snowmobile trails cross checking 55 snowmobiles operators for signs of impaired driving. 

No drivers were removed from the roadways due to an impaired driving investigation at these R.I.D.E check stop locations.

Stunt driving charge

Feb. 25, 2021 at 4:07 a.m. an officer conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 12 within the Town of Midland stopped and charged a 20-year-old Midland driver with stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act after his vehicle was clocked at 119km/hr in an 60 km/hr zone.

The driver will appear before the Ontario Provincial offences court in Penetanguishene at a future date and also had his vehicle towed and impounded for seven days and his driver's licence has been suspended for seven days under the conditions of the Administrative Drivers Licence Suspension (ADLS) .

Motorists are reminded that OPP officers conduct R.I.D.E 24 hours a day / 365 days a year in an effort to make our roads the safest they can be against the incidence of impaired driving.

Remember "whatever you ride, wherever you ride, please do so responsibly and never drive impaired" please view the following you tube link from the North Simcoe Safe and Sober Awareness Committee and enfrancais

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on our trails, roadways and waterways. Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please "Make the Call" and dial 911 and help prevent a crash.