On Monday July 8th 2019, at approximately 9:20am, police observed a motor vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed Northbound on Grey County Road 3. Police confirmed their observation with the use of radar and locked on the suspect vehicles speed registering at 141 kilometers per hour in a posted 80 kilometer per hour zone.

The suspect vehicle was intercepted by police and the driver was identified and charged pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act for Stunt driving-drive at a rate of speed 50 Km/hr. or more over the speed limit. The driver had his licence seized and suspended immediately for seven days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. The accused, a 25 year old West Grey man is set to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on August 20th 2019 to answer to the charge.

On Sunday June 30th 2019 at approximately 2:25pm, police observed a motor vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed Northbound on Grey County road 3.  Police confirmed their observation with the use of radar and locked in on the suspect vehicle registering at 133 kilometers per hour in a posted 80 kilometer per hour zone.

The suspect vehicle was intercepted by police and the driver was charged with Stunt driving at a rate of speed of 50 kilometers or more over the speed limit. The driver had her licence seized and suspended immediately for seven days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. The accused, a 59 year old Owen Sound woman is set to appear at the Walkerton Courthouse on July 23rd 2019 to answer to the charge.

The penalties for stunt driving are substantial. The suspect vehicle is immediately impounded for seven days whether or not the driver is the owner of the vehicle. The driver’s licence of the driver is also automatically suspended at the roadside for seven days. The accused and owner will then be responsible for paying any impound and storage fees from the tow company. Upon a conviction, fines range between $2,000 and $10,000 or up to six months in jail. For a first offence conviction, a driver’s licence can be suspended for up to two years and for subsequent offences the driver’s licence can be suspended up to 10 years. The West Grey Police Service will continue to educate through enforcement and will do all we can to reach our goal of making West Grey the safest roadways in Ontario.