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Published July 19, 2023

OPP nab three for stunt driving within four-hour period at the same location

One driver was stopped going 188 km/h in the posted 90 km/h zone
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OPP logo - file photo (Barrie 360)

A Huronia West OPP officer charged three separate drivers in one night shift for stunt driving within a 4-hour period at the same location.

The traffic stops were on Highway 26, near Fairgrounds Road, between Wasaga Beach and Collingwood.

Police say the first stop was made on Monday around 9:50 p.m. - the driver was going 146 km/h in a 90 km/ h zone.

A 24-year-old Innisfil man was charged with:

  • Drive Motor Vehicle - Perform Stunt - Excessive Speed

The second stop was made less than an hour later - driver was stopped for going 155 km/h.

A 32-year-old Orillia man was charged with:

  • Drive Motor Vehicle - Perform Stunt - Excessive Speed

The third stop was made on Tuesday morning around 1:30 a.m. 

OPP say this driver was stopped going 188 km/h in the posted 90 km/h zone. 

"This driver failed to stop for police, however, was identified shortly after with the assistance of another local police service," officers said in a release.

A 17-year-old G1 driver from Barrie was charged with:

  • Dangerous operation
  • Speeding
  • Drive Motor Vehicle - Perform stunt - Excessive speed
  • Class G1 Licence Holder - Drive at unlawful hour
  • Class G1 Licence Holder - Unaccompanied by qualified driver
  • Fail to stop for police X 3 counts

All three had their driver's licences suspended for 30 days and their vehicles impounded for 14 days.

They are scheduled to appear in Barrie court in August.

Banner image - file photo - Barrie 360

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