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Drinking & 50 Over Speed Limit – Police Withhold Name

(WEST PERTH, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a driver for stunt driving, and determined they had been drinking.

On April 3, 2022, an officer initiated a traffic stop on Perth Road 180, in the Municipality of West Perth, after it was found to be travelling in excess of 130km/hr in an 80km/hr limit zone.

While speaking with the driver, the investigating officer determined that the driver had been drinking alcohol. An Approved Screening Device (ASD) was used, which registered an “Alert”. As a result, the driver had their license suspended for three days.

A 40-year-old driver from London has been charged with:

–      Race motor vehicle – Excessive Speed

A 30-day-driving suspension and fourteen day vehicle impoundment was initiated per statute. The accused party is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charge.

If you suspect someone is driving while their ability to operate a motor vehicle is impaired, either by drug or alcohol, call police at 911 to report it.