(BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - With the beginning of the warm weather Bruce Peninsula Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members are out patrolling area roads for distracted, erratic and speeding drivers.
On Highway 6, during a seven day stretch, May 8 to May 14, officers charged six drivers with stunt driving - speeding by 50 or more km/h 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
28-year-old male, Steven VUONG of Mississauga
21-year-old male, Runliang PEI of Woodbridge
42-year-old female, Marissa DERMAN of Thames Centre
18-year-old male, Hamza MUGHAL of Vaughn
27-year-old male, Gurpreet SINGH of Brampton
19-year-old male, Omar JALLAL of Scarborough
All of the accused drivers had their driver's licences suspended for seven days and the vehicles they were operating, at the time of the offence, impounded for seven days.
"This is an alarming trend given the fact that we are not even into the May long weekend and the summer months to follow. Drivers need to remember that when they are outside of their regular driving area and routine it is incumbent on them to obey the posted speed limits of the area they are travelling and the rules of the road."
Interim Detachment Commander - Staff Sergeant Paul Richardson