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Police seeking info on driver of speeding ATV

Driver had two passengers while speeding on Highway 17
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Sudbury OPP are requesting the assistance of the public to identify the driver of a ATV that was spotted speeding on Highway 17 in Wahnapitae on May 4.

At around 2:40 p.m. on May 4, OPP Sudbury detachment members observed a yellow all-terrain vehicle speeding on Highway 17. 

The ATV operator had two passengers. The driver and passengers all appeared to be young people. 

The OPP attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the ATV didn't stop.

The police service is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the ATV and the operator and passengers. 

The OPP would like to remind the public that the operator of an ATV must be at least 16 years of age and hold a valid G2, M2 licence or greater when operating an ATV on a roadway. No passengers are allowed on an ATV.

The Speed Limits for ATVs are: 

  • Maximum speed limit is 20km/h for posted speed limit of 50km/h or less
  • Maximum speed limit is 50km/h for posted speed limit more than 50km/h 

In 2018, the North East Region had four off-road vehicle fatalities. Off-road vehicles include ATVs, side-by-sides and utility-terrain vehicles.

Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.