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Speeder From Stratford Has Vehicle Impounded

(CENTRAL HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Stratford resident with Racing after he was caught speeding well above the speed limit last night.

At approximately 7:40 p.m. on May 31, 2021 a Huron County OPP officer was patrolling eastbound on Huron Road when the officer spotted a sport utility vehicle travelling westbound at a high rate of speed. A RADAR device was utilized and the speed of the vehicle was measured at a speed nearly 70 kilometres over the posted 80 km/h speed limit.

A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was subsequently charged with Racing. Joao DEOLIVEIRA, 46 years of age from Stratford has been charged with Race a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed. The defendant now has a court appearance scheduled for July 6, 2021 at Provincial Offences Act Court in Goderich. His licence was automatically suspended for seven days and his vehicle was towed and impounded.

Huron County OPP remains committed to saving lives on roads, waterways and trails.  Remember, how you drive is everyone’s business, including ours.