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140 in an 80 Near Hensall – Mark WELFRED

(BLUEWATER, ON) – A Racing charge has been laid against a driver from London after he was caught speeding late last night north of Hensall.

Shortly before midnight a Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting RADAR enforcement on London Road (Highway 4) near Staffa Road when he observed a pickup truck travelling southbound at a high rate of speed. The officer utilized a RADAR device and measured the speed of the pickup at a rate of speed in excess of a 140 km/h, more than 60 kilometres over the posted 80 km/h limit.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was subsequently charged. Mark WELFRED, 51 years of age, from London has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed. A court date has been scheduled for August 10, 2021 at the Provincial Offences Act Court in Goderich for the defendant to answer to the charge.

His driver’s licence was automatically suspended for 7 days and his motor vehicle has been impounded for the week.