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Local senior facing racing charge after being clocked over three times the posted limit

The driver is also facing a charge of failure or refusal to comply after further investigation by police
2021-05-28 OPP Racing charge Midland
The driver of a vehicle clocked going 146 km/hr is facing racing and speeding charges.
They say the shortest distance between two points is always under construction and, for a 66-year-old Midland resident, it also means there may be a bump in the road. A member of the Southern Georgian Bay detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) noted a grey Ford Fusion travelling south bound at high speed through the newly posted construction zone on Simcoe County Road 93 approaching Golf Link Road, Midland at at 11:01 p.m. on May 25, 2021. The officer obtained a clock of 146 kilometers per hour (km/hr) in the posted 40 Km/hr zone and stopped the vehicle with minimal interference to other traffic. (See attached submitted photograph)

Upon speaking with the driver the officer entered into a drinking and driving investigation resulting in the following charges

  • Failure or refusal to comply with demand contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada

And further with:

  • Speeding 50+ km/h over posted limit
  • Race a motor vehicle - excessive speed contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario

The accused was released from custody on a recognizance to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on June 10, 2021. The accused was also served a 90 day drivers licence suspension along with a seven day vehicle impound in keeping with the Ministry of Transportation (ADLS) guidelines.

Motorists are reminded that several intersection related road construction projects have been recently started and drivers need to be alert for construction workers and road building machinery that could be operating in these construction zones.

Educating the public about safe driving practices with our community safety partners is a priority, if you see a possible impaired driver or operator please "Make the Call" and dial 911 and help prevent a crash.