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Stunt driving on Highway 417. Yes, again.

Stunt drivers charged on Highway 417

On February 11, 2020 at approximately 2:00 p.m., OPP Constable Legere was conducting stationary speed enforcement on Highway 417, in the Champlain Township, when he intercepted a white 2015 Honda Accord for travelling at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was caught traveling at a speed of 192 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone.

As a result, the 24-year-old driver of Montreal Quebec, was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with “Race a motor vehicle – Excessive Speed”.

The driver’s licence was immediately suspended for seven days, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on April 2, 2020.

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On February 20, 2020 at approximately 2:30 p.m., OPP Constable Legere was conducting stationary speed enforcement on Highway 417, in the Champlain Township, when he intercepted a red 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix for travelling at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle was caught traveling at a speed of 152 km/h in a posted 110 km/h zone.

A 21-year-old driver of South Huron Ontario, was charged with “Race a motor vehicle – Excessive Speed”.

A seven days driver’s licence suspension was served, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on April 2, 2020.

The Hawkesbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind motorists that since September 2019, the speed limit on Highway 417 from Ottawa/Gloucester to the Ontario/Quebec border, was increased to 110 km/h by the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) as part of a speed limit pilot project.

The Hawkesbury OPP wish to remind that street racing charges applies at 40 km/h over the posted speed limit, rather than the usual 50 km/h over, on this speed limit pilot highway. Street racing penalties remains at 150 km/h on Highway 417 just like any other 400-series highways.

If you witness someone driving at a high rate of speed or street racing, call 9-1-1 to report them to police. In doing so, you could be saving lives.

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Impaired driving charges

On February 23, 2020 at approximately 10:45 p.m., Hawkesbury OPP Constable Christensen responded to a report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 34 in the Champlain Township.

The vehicle, a grey 2013 Toyota Matrix, was soon after located and intercepted on Highway 34 near Greenlane Road.

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 42-year-old man from Gore, Quebec, was arrested and charged under the Criminal Code of Canada with the following sections:

– Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus)

– Operation while impaired – alcohol and drugs

The traffic stop resulted in locating open alcohol inside the vehicle. The driver was then charged under the Liquor Licence Act with “Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor”.

The vehicle was seized for seven days and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for 90 days.

The accused was later released and scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice located in L’Orignal on March 11, 2020.

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Break and enter investigations

Between February 17 and February 21, 2020, culprit(s) broke into a shed situated on a property on County Road 2 in the Alfred-Plantagenet Township.

Tools, generator, and other items were stolen.

If you have information about this matter, please contact Constable Koltsov at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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On Saturday evening February 22, 2020, at 9:30 p.m., the Hawkesbury OPP received a report of a break and enter that occurred at a business property situated on Ste-Catherine Street, in St-Isidore in the Nation Municipality.

Investigation revealed that the culprit(s) broke into the building, stealing some tools such as electric submersible pumps and cash.

If you have information about this matter, please contact Constable Scartozzi at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. Detachment at 613-632-2729 or 1-888-310-1122.

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If you have information regarding any criminal matters and wish to remain anonymous, you are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won’t be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text message and e-mail. For more information, visit the National Capital Crime Stoppers’ website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca.


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Louise Sproule

Louise Sproule has been the publisher of The Review since 1992. A part-time job after high school at The Review got Sproule hooked on community newspapers and all that they represent. She loves to write, has covered every kind of event you can think of, loves to organize community events and loves her small town and taking photographs across the region. She dreams of writing a book one day so she can finally tell all of the town's secrets! She must be stopped! Keep subscribing to The Review . . . or else!

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