Media Release. Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

Careless Driving

(Bradford, ON)  A 25-year-old Richmond Hill man was charged with careless driving after a passenger was sitting on the windowsill of a moving vehicle.

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, at approximately 12:20 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a vehicle driving on Holland Street West in Bradford with a man sitting on the windowsill of the rear right passenger door. The man had his left hand on the roof, a cell phone in his right hand and appeared to be recording a video.
The officer observed the vehicle accelerate to an estimated speed of 50 km/h from the intersection of Simcoe Road and Holland Street West. Police conducted a traffic stop and observed that the passenger who had been hanging out the window was intoxicated.

As a result of the investigation, 25-year-old Albert Avanesyan of Richmond Hill was charged with Careless Driving. The passenger, 29-year-old Maksym Krasnikov of Toronto, was charged with Passenger – fail to occupy position with seat belt and Passenger – fail to properly wear seat belt.

Thanks to the officer, this dangerous stunt was stopped and everyone involved went home safe and sound. The outcome could have been tragic. We urge you to make this summer a safe one by making good choices.

On Monday, July 5, 2021, the South Simcoe Police Service responded to 53 calls for service.