(MAPLETON TOWNSHIP, ON) - On Monday September 10, 2018 just before midnight a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was monitoring traffic and conducting radar in the area of the newly installed roundabout located on Wellington Road 7 at Wellington Road 109 in Mapleton Township. The officer was travelling southbound when he observed a westbound red sedan enter the roundabout and make a sharp left turn against the flow of traffic.
The officer visually confirmed that the roundabout was clearly marked with arrows and signs directing traffic to the right.
As the vehicle approached the Wellington Road 7 exit the vehicle made another sharp left turn, exiting the roundabout at a high rate of speed and proceeded southbound. The vehicle was locked on radar travelling at a speed in excess of 165 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.
72-year-old Eon Robert DELEON of Kincardine has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle and Adult Drive Wrong Way - One Way Traffic contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
He is scheduled to appear in Guelph Provincial Court on October 17, 2018 to answer to the charges.
His driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.