On August 9, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Russell County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers were on patrol on Highway 417 Eastbound near the Anderson Road exit. The officers observed a vehicle travelling at an excessive rate of speed and obtained a speed reading well above the posted speed limit of 100 km/h.

The investigation revealed that a lone youth occupant had stolen a vehicle.

As a result of the investigation, a 17 year-old, from Montreal, was arrested and charged with:

Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over $5,000 – in Canada CC 354(1)(a);
Race a motor vehicle – Stunt HTA 172(1);
Drive motor vehicle – no licence HTA 32(1);
Person under 19 years – possess cannabis CCA2017 10(1) and
Theft of Motor Vehicle CC 333.1

The accused is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in L’Orignal at a later date.

The identity of the accused cannot be released under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).