(BLUEWATER, ON) - A novice driver from Central Huron will be heading to court later this fall following a traffic stop conducted by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) earlier this week.
Just after 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020 a Huron County OPP officer observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Airport Line at an extremely high rate of speed. The officer used a RADAR device to confirm the speed of the vehicle and it was measured to be travelling in excess of double the 80 km/h speed limit.
After following the vehicle for several kilometers the investigating officer was able to get the subject vehicle stopped. Upon stopping the driver officers had reason to conduct a roadside screening test on the driver. The driver produced a sample and his Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reading was found to be above zero.
Additionally, a search of the motor vehicle was conducted which resulted in police seizing a quantity of cannabis that was readily available to the driver. As a result, Cory DURRER, 20 years of age, from Central Huron has been charged with Drive Motor Vehicle - Perform a Stunt - Speeding by 50 km/h or more, Drive Vehicle with Cannabis Readily Available, Novice Driver - BAC Above Zero and Fail to Have Insurance Card. He will now have to attend Provincial Offences Act Court in Goderich on December 15, 2020.
In addition to the charges, his motor vehicle was towed and his licence was suspended for an automatic 7 days.