A Toronto resident was not only caught driving nearly 70 km/h over the speed limit on Highway 69 over the weekend, police then also found cannabis readily available in the vehicle.
At 8:39 p.m. July 25, officers with the Nipissing West OPP stopped a vehicle that was travelling at 158 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone on Highway 69 in Sudbury.
The driver was arrested for stunt driving and a small amount of drugs suspected to be cannabis was also located inside the vehicle.
The 25-year-old suspect, who is from Toronto, was charged with:
- Race a motor vehicle, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)
- Driver fail to surrender licence, contrary to section 33(1) of the HTA
- Drive vehicle or boat with cannabis readily available, contrary to section 12(1) of the Cannabis Control Act
The driver was issued a seven day driver's licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.
The accused was released on provincial summons and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice Nov. 16 in Sudbury.