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Motorcycle rider caught driving 167 km/h on Highway 17

Rider stopped by unmarked police cruiser and charged with stunt driving
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Over the last week, Greater Sudbury Police have stopped numerous motorcycles that were travelling at speeds well above the posted speed limits and driving in an aggressive manner. (File)

Over the last week, Greater Sudbury Police have stopped numerous motorcycles that were travelling at speeds well above the posted speed limits and driving in an aggressive manner.

On July 11, a 38-year-old man driving a sportbike east of MR 55 on Highway 17 approached an unmarked cruiser from behind at a speed of 167 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

This resulted in a seven-day motor vehicle impoundment and suspension, along with a stunt driving charge.

If convicted for stunt driving, this individual could face a $2,000 - $10,000 fine, six demerit points, a two-year licence suspension and up to six months in jail.

"Motorcyclists, and all drivers for that matter, are reminded to obey the speed limit," said GSPS in a Facebook post. 

"Remember that there is no such thing as 'just a fender-bender' for a motorcycle rider. You are completely exposed. Most multi-vehicle collisions involving motorcycles cause serious or fatal injuries to the riders. You might enjoy the thrill of it in the moment, but remember: Driving like there is no tomorrow, is likely to produce that result. Stay safe. Drive the speed limit."




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