Lucan man, 27, is charged after car clocked going 144 km/h in a 90 km/h zone

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A Lucan man is charged with stunt driving after police clocked a car going more than 50 km/h over the speed limit north of London Thursday morning.

An officer saw a vehicle doing 144 km/h on Elginfield Road, where the speed limit is 90 km/h, on Thursday at 6:20 a.m., Middlesex OPP said.

A 27-year-old, charged with stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act, was issued a seven-day licence suspension and had his car impounded.

Introduced in 2007, a stunt driving or street racing charge automatically results in a seven-day driving ban and vehicle impoundment. If convicted, first-time offenders face up to six months in jail, a maximum $10,000 fine, six demerit points and a licence suspension of up to two years.

Despite the near-daily news of reckless speeders, the OPP are on track to lay fewer stunt-driving charges than last year in its west region, an area that encompasses Southwestern Ontario.

So far, the OPP have charged 244 motorists with the offence, compared to 716 people in all of 2016. The offence irks police, OPP Sgt. Dave Rektor said earlier this week

“How can somebody be that self-centred in their driving behaviour to drive like that? It’s very dangerous — that’s the bottom line.”


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