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More Speeders Have Vehicle Impounded

(WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON) – Since May 25, 2021, four people have been charged with stunt driving in Wellington County.

On May 25, 2021 at approximately 6:45 a.m., a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting radar and monitoring traffic on Wellington Road 10 in the Township of Mapleton.  The officer observed a motorcycle travelling southbound at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle was measured on radar and was found to be travelling in excess of 160km/h in an 80km/h limit zone.

Isaak WALL, 38-years-old of Mapleton Township, has been charged with Race Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed and Speeding, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

On May 27, 2021 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting radar and monitoring traffic on Highway 6 in the Township of Centre Wellington.  The officer observed a passenger vehicle travelling at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle was measured on radar and was found to be travelling in excess of 135km/h in an 80km/h limit zone.

Elsie KENWELL, 25-years-old of Harriston, has been charged with Race Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed and Driving without Insurance.

On May 28, 2021 at approximately 1:45 a.m., a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was conducting radar and monitoring traffic on Highway 6 near Eighth Line in Guelph-Eramosa Township.  The officer observed a passenger vehicle travelling southbound at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar and was found to be travelling at 140km/h in an 80km/h limit zone.

A 17-year-old resident of Guelph has been charged with Stunt Driving-Excessive Speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

On May 30, 2021 at approximately 8:45 p.m., a Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer was monitoring traffic and conducting radar on Wellington Road 109 in the Township of Wellington North. The officer observed a passenger vehicle travelling eastbound at a speed that appeared to be well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle was locked on radar in excess of 135 km/h.

Lauren Elisabeth ROTHFISCHER, 23-years-old of Oakville, has been charged with Stunt Driving-Excessive Speed.

In each incident, a seven-day driving suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused drivers are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences in Guelph at a later date to answer to the charges.