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Impaired driver stopped for stunt driving on expressway

A 35-year-old man is facing impaired and stunt driving charges.
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THUNDER BAY --   A motorist is facing stunt driving charges after police observe the vehicle speeding at 170 kilometres an hour over the weekend.

A Thunder Bay OPP officer was patrolling Highway 11/17 between Oliver Road and John Street on Saturday just after 12 a.m. and observed a vehicle speeding at 170 kilometres an hour.

A 35-year-old man with two other passengers were stopped.

Police say it was determined the driver had been drinking and a roadside test to check the driver's sobriety resulted in fail. 

The driver was taken into custody and following a police investigation, the driver was charged with operation while impaired over 80, stunt driving and novice driver – BAC above zero.

The driver's licence was suspended for 90 days and his vehicle was impounded for 30 day as a result of the stunt driving charge.

The driver is scheduled to appear in court on June 10.

Police would like to remind the public when consuming alcohol, be responsible and arrange a ride with a sober driver and refrain from drinking and driving.


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