Impaired driver caught travelling 190 km/h on Highway 401: Quinte West OPP

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The Quinte West OPP charged a 21-year-old driver from the GTA with both stunt and impaired driving following a traffic stop on Highway 401.

Police state in a media release that on Tuesday, April 9, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Quinte West OPP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 401 eastbound, west of Shannonville Road, after observing it operating at speeds in excess of 190 km/hr.

During the investigation, the officer utilized an Approved Screening Device (ASD). The driver was arrested and transported to detachment for further testing.

As a result of the investigation, charges were laid under the Criminal Code (CC) and the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).

Robin (full legal name), 21 years old, from Etobicoke, was charged with the following offences:

  • Operation while impaired – alcohol CC
  • Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus) CC
  • Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform stunt – Excessive speed HTA
  • Novice driver – B.A.C. above zero HTA
  • Follow too closely HTA
  • Prohibited use of alternating high beam headlights HTA

Charges have not been proven in court.

The accused was released from custody and is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Belleville on April 27, 2024. Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for fourteen days, and their licence suspended for 90 days.

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