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Breaking News – OPP Charge Stunt Driver Along with Two Tow Truck Operators

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Northumberland OPP charged another driver with stunt driving on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.


Police also charged two tow truck drivers with various offences while they were responding to the scene.

At approximately noon, Northumberland OPP and Highway Safety Division officers were monitoring eastbound traffic, east of Wesleyville along Highway 401 in the Municipality of Port Hope.


A Mercedes was clocked at 171 kph and was pulled over just east of Toronto Road.


All five occupants of the vehicle were charged with not wearing seatbelts and the driver was charged with Stunt Driving.


A tow truck responding to the scene was pulled over and the driver charged with speeding (134 kph), fail to surrender license and windows being to dark with tinting.


Another tow truck from the same company and arrived on scene to pick up the Mercedes.


As soon as the tow left the scene with the vehicle, OPP pulled the tow truck over and the driver was charged with no directional signals and no brake lights.


Total fines for tow company and drivers are approximately $1,000.  Driver of vehicle charged with Stunt Driving could face a minimum charge of $2,000 if found guilty.



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