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Perth County Woman Charged With Stunt Driving With 15 Month Old Baby In Car

Racing Penalties Include: Six Demerit Points, a $2,000 - $10,000 Fine

Published 07/10/2020 | By Guelph Now Local News

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Perth Woman May Be Reconsidering The Risks
Perth Woman May Be Reconsidering The Risks

Perth Woman Charged With Racing While Baby In The Car

(WEST PERTH, ON) - When a driver was stopped for stunt driving last week, they had a 15-month-old baby in the car.

Just before 10:30 p.m. on July 06 2020, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer on general patrol noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Perth Road 180, in the Municipality of West Perth. The vehicle was stopped after it was found to be travelling in excess of 134km/h in a posted 80km/h zone.

As a result, a 21-year-old driver from London was charged with:

  • Race motor vehicle - Excessive Speed

A seven-day driving suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment were initiated as per statute. The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges.

The penalties for Racing include six demerit points, a $2,000 - $10,000 fine, a possible extended driver's licence suspension, and up to 6 months in jail.

Drivers are reminded to obey the posted speed limits at all times and drive cautiously, as road and driving conditions can change quickly - including deer or other animals suddenly coming on the road.

Anyone wishing to report a traffic complaint can call the OPP at the time of the offence at 1-888-310-1122 or after the fact online at the link below.

Sixteen-Year-Old Driver Charged With Speed, Liquor And Cannabis Offences

(PERTH EAST, ON) - A sixteen-year-old driver from Mapleton Township received four ticket last week after a traffic stop in the Township of Perth East.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on July 05 2020, a Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer stopped a vehicle on Perth Road 121 for speeding. During the investigation, it was determined that the driver had a class G1 driver's licence, and did not have a qualified accompanying driver in the vehicle. Further, alcohol and cannabis were found in the vehicle, and in the possession of two passengers.

As a result, a 16-year-old Mapleton Township resident has been charged with:

  • Speeding between 1-49km/h over posted limit
  • Class G1 Licence Holder - unaccompanied by qualified driver
  • Driving motor vehicle with liquor readily available
  • Have care or control of vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available

A 17-year-old passenger from the Township of Perth East was charged with:

  • Person Under 19 years having liquor

An 18-year-old passenger from Mapleton Township was charged with:

  • Person Under 19 years - possess cannabis
  • Person Under 19 years having liquor

The accused parties all received Provincial Offences Notices for the violations.


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