Bruce Peninsula OPP Report: Drivers Not Getting the Message About Speeding 48 Charged with Stunt Driving, Driver Clocked at 205 km/h

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 July 9, 2020 – (SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 on Highway 6, north of Wiarton, in South Bruce Peninsula, four more motorists were charged with stunt driving – 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

• 19 year old from Halton Hills, ON was travelling over 150 km/h in a grey car in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 21 year old from Laval, QC was travelling over 135 km/h in a black car in this posted 80km/h zone.

• 32 year old from Richmond Hill, ON was travelling over 140 km/h in a white car in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 25 year old from London, ON was travelling over 180 km/h in a grey sport utility vehicle in this posted 80 km/h zone.

All of these drivers were issued a Provincial Summons’, a 7 day drivers licence suspension and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged over 70 drivers for stunt driving on Highway 6, in Northern and South Bruce Peninsula so far this year.

Please slow down and safely arrive at your destination.

 July 8, 2020 – (NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On Monday, July 6, 2020 on Highway 6, north of Wiarton, in Northern Bruce Peninsula, Grey Bruce OPP charged six more motorists for stunt driving – 50km/h or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

• 20 year old from East York, ON was travelling over 145 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a black car in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 47 year old from Bradford-West Gwillimbury, ON was travelling over 145 km/h in a black sport utility vehicle (suv) in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 18 year old from Caledon, ON was travelling over 135 km/h in a black suv in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 35 year old from Hanover, ON was travelling over 135 km/h in a white suv in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 28 year old from Oakville, ON was travelling over 160 km/h in a white suv, in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 19 year old from Cobourg, ON was travelling over 140 km/h in an orange car, in a posted 80 km/h zone.

All of these drivers were issued a provincial summons to attend court, a 7 day drivers licence suspension and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days. 

The Grey-Bruce OPP want to remind motorists that speeding is one of the leading causes of deaths on our highways.

July 7, 2020 – Between July 4th and July 5th, 2020 on Highway 6, North of Wiarton, in South Bruce Peninsula, 10 motorists were charged with stunt driving – 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act.

 (SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON)

• 24 year old from London, ON was travelling over 160 km/h in a silver car in this posted 80 km/h zone.

 • 36 year old from Kitchener, ON was travelling over 140 km/h in a white car in this posted 80km/h zone.

• 44 year old from Scarborough, ON was travelling over 145 km/h in a white pick-up truck in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 25 year old from Hamilton, ON was travelling over 145 km/h in a silver sport utility vehicle (suv) in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 24 year old from Scarborough, ON was travelling over 145 kilometres per hour km/h in a grey car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 23 year old from Waterloo, ON was travelling over 145 km/h in a grey Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 27 year old from North York, ON was travelling over 135 km/h in a black car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 20 year old from Kitchener, ON was travelling over 160 km/h in a grey SUV, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

 (NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON)

• 23 year old from Windsor, ON was travelling over 140 km/h in a white car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 24 year old from Scarborough, ON was travelling over 150 km/h in a white car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

All of these drivers were issued a 7 day drivers licence suspension and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days.

(SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On July 1st, 2020 (Canada Day) Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged another three motorists for stunt driving on Highway 6, north of Wiarton, in South Bruce Peninsula.

All of these drivers were charged with stunt driving – 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) or more over posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act. 

• 27 year old from Caledon, ON was travelling over 140km/h in a black Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 63 year old from Markdale, ON was travelling over 135km/h in a silver mini-van in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 25 year old from Brantford, ON was travelling over 140km/h in black SUV in this posted 80 km/h zone.

All of these drivers were issued a 7 day drivers licence suspension and their vehicles were towed and will be impounded for 7 days.

75km stretch from Wiarton to Tobermory – On July 1st, 2020 (Canada Day) six motorists on Highway 6, Wiarton to Tobermory, were charged with stunt driving – 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act.

 (SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON)

• 25 year old from London, ON was travelling over 130km/h in a white car in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 25 year old from Mississauga, ON was travelling over 140km/h in a grey car in a posted 80km/h zone.

• 54 year old from Mississauga, ON was travelling over 140km/h in a black sport utility vehicle in a posted 80 km/h zone.

 (NORTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON)

• 27 year old from Mississauga, ON was travelling over 130km/h in a black car in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 61 year old from London, ON was travelling over 130km/h in a car, in a posted 80 km/h zone.

• 27 year old from Toronto, ON was travelling over 130km/h in a blue car, in a posted 80 km/h zone.

All of these drivers were issued provincial summons to attend court, a 7 day drivers licence suspension and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days.

STUNT DRIVING INVESTIGATION LEADS TO MULTIPLE CHARGES (NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On June 28, 2020 at 1:13 a.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on an orange sport utility vehicle (suv) that was driving at a high rate of speed on Highway 6, near Pike Bay Road in Northern Bruce Peninsula, ON. 

Officers spoke to both the driver and the passenger of this vehicle. Further investigation revealed that this motor vehicle was a rental car and it was rented with false identification, leading to several charges for both of the involved individuals. 

Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 46 year old from Kingston, Ontario with the following offences: 

-Two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, section 355(b) Criminal Code of Canada (CC);

-Driving while under suspension, section 53(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA);

-Race a motor vehicle – Stunt – section 172(1) HTA;

Grey Bruce OPP have charged the passenger, a 30 year old from Windsor, Ontario with the following offences:

-Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, section 355(b) CC;

-Personation with intent to obtain property (identify fraud), section 403(1)(b) CC;

-Personation with intent to avoid arrest, prosecution or obstruct justice (identity fraud), section 403(1)(d) CC;

-Possession of break in instruments, section 351(b) CC;

Both of the accused were released on an Undertaking and they are scheduled to appear in Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on October 8, 2020.

DRIVER FAILED TO STOP FOR POLICE (SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On June 28, 2020 at 7:46 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) attempted to stop a white sports car that was travelling at excessive speeds southbound on Highway 6, near Greig Settlement Road, in the Town of South Bruce Peninsula. 

This car was clocked on RADAR travelling over 205 kilometres per hour (km/h) in the posted 80 km/h speed limit. This vehicle appeared to be racing with another black car. 

Officers activated their cruiser emergency lights and attempted to stop these vehicles, but they failed to stop for police and continued driving in a very aggressive manner at high rates of speed.

Another Police Officer assisted with this investigation and was able to stop one of the involved cars.

Grey Bruce OPP have charged the 19 year old driver from Brampton, ON with the following offences:

-Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, section 320.13(1) Criminal Code of Canada (CC)

-Flight from peace officer, section 320.17 CC

-Stunt driving – 50km/h or more over posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

This driver was issued a 7 day drivers licence suspension and the involved vehicle was impounded for 7 days.

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and will appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound, Ontario on October 1, 2020.

 (NORTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On June 27, 2020 at 11:15 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a blue northbound car for excessive speed on Highway 6, near Limestone Ridge Road in North Bruce Peninsula. 

This car was travelling over 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) in the posted 80 km/h speed limit. 

Grey Bruce OPP have charged the driver a 24 year old from Scarborough, ON with stunt driving – 50km/h or more over posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

This driver was issued a summons to attend court, a 7 day drivers licence suspension and the vehicle that was being operated was towed and will be impounded for 7 days.

(NORTH BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On June 26, 2020 at 8:01 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a black southbound car for excessive speed on Highway 6, near Pike Bay Road in North Bruce Peninsula. 

This car was travelling over 145 kilometres per hour (km/h) in the posted 80 km/h speed limit. 

Grey Bruce OPP have charged the driver an 18 year old from Milton, ON with stunt driving – 50km/h or more over posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act.

This driver was issued a summons to attend court, a 7 day drivers licence suspension and the vehicle that was being operated was towed and will be impounded for 7 days.

Between June 19th and June 21st, 2020, 15 motorists on Highway 6 were charged with stunt driving – 50km/h or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to section 172(1) Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

(SOUTH-BRUCE PENINSULA, ON)

• 27 year old from Montreal, QC was travelling over 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 21 year old from East York, ON was travelling over 155 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 27 year old from St. Thomas, ON was travelling over 155 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 20 year old from London, ON was travelling over 135 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 30 year old from Brampton, ON was travelling over 135 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in this posted 80 km/h zone. 

• 40 year old from Owen Sound, ON was travelling over 165 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a pick-up truck, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 18 year old from North York, ON was travelling over 170 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 22 year old from Brampton, ON was travelling over 135 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

(NORTH-BRUCE PENINSULA, ON)

• 40 year old from Milton, ON was travelling over 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a suv in this posted 80km/h zone.

• 45 year old from Milton, ON was travelling over 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a suv in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 30 year old from Wellington North, ON was travelling over 135 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a pick-up truck, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 42 year old from Cambridge, ON was travelling over 145 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 23 year old from Kitchener, ON was travelling over 150 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 51 year old from North York, ON was travelling over 140 kilometres per hour (km/h) in an electric car, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

• 40 year old from Wellesley Township, ON was travelling over 135 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a pick-up truck, in this posted 80 km/h zone.

All of these drivers were issued a 7 day drivers licence suspension and their vehicles were towed and impounded for 7 days.

GREY BRUCE OPP SPOTLIGHT ON K9 PATROL

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – In 2017, Provincial Constable Michael SCANLAN, Canine Handler, joined the Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Mike has been a Police Officer for the past 11 years and started his career with the Leamington Police Service until they amalgamated with the OPP in 2010. Mike has been a member of the Field Support Bureau since 2013 and has settled into Grey Bruce with his canine partners ‘Rocky’ & ‘Bella’.

K9 Patrollers ‘Rocky’ & ‘Bella’ have settled into Grey Bruce.

ROCKY – is a six year old Belgian Malinois from Belgium. He is a general service dog that was certified in 2019 for human scent tracking, article searches and criminal apprehension;

BELLA – is a four year old female Labrador Retriever from the state of Washington. She was certified in 2017 for search and rescue and human remains detection.

GREY BRUCE OPP SEARCHING FOR STOLEN TRUCK & TRAILER

 July 3, 2020 – (CHATSWORTH, ON) – On May 24, 2020, Officers responded to a theft of an enclosed trailer from a residence in Varney, Ontario, in the Municipality of West Grey. The trailer was removed from the property by a newer model black Ford F-150, believed to be stolen from another location. The trailer is a 2016 dual axle, 18’ X 6’ enclosed trailer. The trailer was originally black, but may have been altered or painted. 

The stolen truck & trailer.

A male party was arrested but the truck and trailer are still outstanding. Grey Bruce OPP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating these vehicles.

These vehicles are believed to be in the Bruce Peninsula area and may be hidden from public view. Residents of this areas are asked to be vigilant of such suspicious vehicles and report any abandoned vehicles matching these descriptions.

Grey Bruce OPP Welcomes Staff Sergeant Debra ANDERSON as Detachment Operations Manager

(CHATSWORTH, ON) – The Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomes Staff Sergeant Debra ANDERSON to Grey and Bruce County.

In December of 2019, the Grey Bruce Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police welcomed a new operations manager.

Staff Sergeant Debra ANDERSON

Staff Sergeant Debra Anderson is a 34-year veteran of policing. She served with Canadian Armed Forces as a military police officer based in Halifax and Camp Bordon. She also served at the municipal level with the Fergus Police and the provincial level with Wellington County OPP before accepting the Staff Sergeant position in Grey Bruce.

S/Sgt Anderson is thrilled to work in a beautiful area and is looking forward to being engaged in the community.

TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS LEAD TO IMPAIRED DRIVER ARREST

 (NORTHERN BRUCE PENINSULA, ON) – On July 2, 2020 at 4:39 p.m. Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received several traffic complaints regarding a possible impaired driver in a white car near Dunks Bay Road, North Bruce Peninsula.

Officers attended and located this vehicle involved in the complaints. The driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to Grey Bruce OPP detachment in Wiarton. A breath test, conducted by a qualified breath technician, recorded almost three times the legal limit of 80 milligrams (mg) of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. 

As a result of this investigation, Grey Bruce OPP have charged a 48 year old from London, ON with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol, section 320.14(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada (CC) and operation while impaired with blood alcohol concentration 80mg or more, section 320.14(1)(b) CC.

The accused was released on an Appearance Notice and is required to attend Ontario Court of Justice in Owen Sound on September 10, 2020.