Over 80/Stunt Driving
(Innisfil, ON) A 39-year-old Innisfil man is facing charges including impaired driving and stunt driving after police stopped a speeding, erratic vehicle in Innisfil.
On Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 3:35 p.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer observed a vehicle travelling erratically and at a high rate of speed northbound on Yonge Street near the 4th Line. A speed measurement was obtained of 139 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop and eventually the vehicle was pulled over safely on the 7th Line east of Yonge. The driver was arrested after the officer detected an odour of alcohol and obvious signs of impairment. The man was transported to North Division where breath tests resulted in readings of more than twice the legal limit.
As a result, a 39-year-old Innisfil man was charged with:
The man’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for seven days. Her was released with a future court date and was transported home by a cab.
This case brings together two of the top factors in collisions – speeding and impaired driving. We want to remind you that with holiday party season fast approaching, the only thing that sobers you up is time. Be aware that you may be experiencing the effects of consuming alcohol or drugs the morning after the party. Enjoy responsibly.
(Bradford, ON) A 33-year-old Alliston man was charged with stunt driving, speeding and failing to have an insurance card following a traffic stop in Bradford.
On Sunday, November 10, 2019 around 11:45 a.m., a South Simcoe Police Service officer stopped a vehicle that had been clocked at 119 km/h in a posted 60 kn/h zone on Line 11.
As a result, a 33-year-old Alliston man was charged with:
Fail to have insurance card
The man’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded for seven days.
Stunt driving convictions carry tough sanctions, in addition to the immediate, seven-day roadside licence suspension and vehicle impoundment.
Fines from $2,000 to $10,000
Courts can impose a driver licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years
The accumulation of six demerit points, a maximum licence suspension of two years for a first conviction and a maximum six months in jail
The need to reduce your speed has become even more critical now that winter driving conditions are here. Always obey posted speed limits and adjust your speed to weather and road conditions. Arrive alive.
From Monday, November 11, 2019 to Tuesday, November 12, 2019, South Simcoe Police Service officers responded to 63 calls for service.