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Etobicoke resident charged with stunt driving offence

OPP lay stunt driving charge Friday on Highway 17.

MARATHON – An Etobicoke resident received a stunt driving charge after police observed him driving at a high rate of speed on Highway 17.

According to an Ontario Provincial Police release, officers conducting radar patrol on Highway 17 east of Marathon on Friday observed a motor vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police say radar confirmed the vehicle speed to be in excess of 50 kilometres an hour over the posted 90 kilometres an hour speed limit.

As a result, Blessing Joseph, 33, of Etobicoke was charged with stunt driving and received a 30-day license suspension and 14-day vehicle impoundment.

The driver is responsible for tow fees, impoundment fees, license re-instatement fees, increased insurance fees, as well as having to attend Provincial Offences Court to answer to the charge. 

The public is encouraged to contact police at 1-888-310-1122 whenever they observe dangerous driving behaviour. Please call 911 or 1-888-310-1122 if suspecting that a driver is impaired while operating a motor vehicle whether it is a Car, Truck, Motorcycle, ATV, Snowmobile, Boat or even an Airplane. 


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