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OPP nab stunt driver who failed to stop for school bus

The driver was pulled over by a patrol officer on Tuesday morning
20190310 opp cruiser OPP
Courtesy OPP.

THUNDER BAY – Provincial police have charged a driver with stunt driving after going 50 kilometres over the posted speed limit and passing a school bus.

An OPP officer on Tuesday morning was on patrol when a vehicle was observed travelling at a high rate of speed, believed to be over 110 kilometres per hour in a posted 60 kilometre zone.

The officer stopped the vehicle and while speaking to the driver, was approached by a school bus driver who alleged the vehicle passed the bus while it was stopped to pick up students.

The driver was charged with stunt driving by 50 or more kilometres per hour, and failure to stop for a school bus, both under the Highway Traffic Act.

Drivers are reminded that driving speeds of 50 kilometres per hour or more over the posted speed limit face severe penalties including: a mandatory seven-day licence suspension, a mandatory seven-day vehicle impoundment, a minimum fine of $2,000 (up to $10,000), and six license demerit points.