(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) - On January 4, 2020 Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a driver with stunt driving. At 12:43 p.m. an officer stopped a (red) car travelling on Bruce Road 8, east of Allenford Road, South Bruce Peninsula.
OPP have charged 18 year old, Jacob PRETTY from Owen Sound with stunt driving - speeding by 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit, 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA). The driver's vehicle was impounded for 7 days and the driver lost his licence for 7 days.
In 2018, 130 drivers were charged on Highway 6, from Wiarton to Tobermory, with stunt driving, 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit. In 2019, 191 drivers were charged on the same stretch of roadway, a 46 percent increase over the previous year.
A total of 236 drivers were charged with stunt driving throughout the OPP Grey Bruce Detachment area in 2019.
Ontario Provincial Police is committed to public safety and traffic safety. Grey Bruce OPP detachment continues to work with community stakeholders and community partners to get effective traffic safety messaging out to the public driving on the roads of Grey and Bruce County.