Motorist facing street racing charge as a result of stepped up traffic enforcement in Wasaga Beach

A Mississauga motorist is facing charges following complaints to police about ongoing speeding through Wasaga Beach.

Members of the Huronia West OPP were out and about along Sunnidale Road on July 19 due to a request from the public for increased enforcement. There had been ongoing excessive speeding in the area, and police stepped up patrols as a result.

During their patrol, officers clocked a vehicle travelling at about 100 kilometres an hour in a 50 km zone. The 29-year-old driver of the vehicle was charged with street racing. Their license was seized and suspended for a week, while their vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

“The OPP targets speeders, racers/stunt drivers and other aggressive drivers through public education and robust enforcement. Racing, stunt driving, speeding, following too closely, unsafe lane changes and road rage are all forms of aggressive driving that place drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians at risk,” reads a statement from provincial police.