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18-year-old speeds his way into 6 charges

OPP says that on August 22, members of the Nipissing West detachment attempted to stop a motorcycle travelling at an ‘extremely’ high rate of speed on Highway 17 in Verner, driving 170km/h in a 90 zone. The driver failed to stop for police and fled.

The officers patrolled the area and located the motorcycle, abandoned at the dead-end of Leclaire Road.

The Canine Unit, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, as well as the Emergency Response Team were all deployed to assist the investigation. The canine unit located the accused hiding in the bush.

As a result, the Sudbury man was charged with:

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Fail to Stop for Police, contrary to section 216(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA);

Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt- Excessive Speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the HTA;

Careless Driving, contrary to section 130(1) of the HTA;

Use Plate not Authorized for Vehicle, contrary to section 12(1)(d) of the HTA;

Fail to Apply for Permit on Becoming Owner, contrary to section 11(2) of the HTA; and

Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Insurance, contrary to section 2(1)(a) of the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act.

He is scheduled to appear at the Sturgeon Falls court on October 26.

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