Driver clocked at shocking 101 km over speed limit!

A driver has been charged after an officer spotted a vehicle travelling at 101 kilometers per hour over the posted speed limit in the Town of Georgina.

On Friday May 6, 2016, shortly after 6:50 a.m. an officer with the #3 District Community Oriented Response Unit was conducting speed enforcement on Old Homestead Rd in the Town of Georgina. The officer spotted a silver Honda travelling on Old Homestead Rd at a high rate of speed. The RADAR device in the police cruiser measured the vehicle as travelling at 171 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.

The driver, a 21-year-old man from the Town of Keswick, was charged with Stunt Driving and Speeding. His vehicle was impounded for seven days and his licence was suspended.

Excessive speed has consistently been a contributing factor in many serious and fatal collisions that occur on our roads. Drivers who go excessive speeds or engage in street racing, put themselves and others at risk of death or serious injury when they choose to disobey traffic laws and disregard public safety. York Regional Police is committed to enforcing traffic laws and making our roads safer.

Call 9-1-1 if you see dangerous driving practices that could cause personal injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description. – CINEWS

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