A Renfrew man has been charged with impaired and stunt driving after police say he was going 170km/h in a 50km/h zone.
Last Friday police received a call about a car zooming down Highway 17, heading West at 170 kilometres an hour in a 50 kilometres an hour zone, just outside of Sturgeon Falls.
Police say they followed the accused as he slowed down through Sturgeon Falls and tried to evade police. Once the vehicle was on Highway 64, another OPP cruiser assisted in stopping the vehicle by boxing him into the shoulder of the highway. Police say the driver had consumed alcohol and had open liquor in the vehicle.
Police say that the driver had consumed alcohol and had open liquor in the vehicle.
The 31-year-old was charged with:
Operation While Impaired – Blood Alcohol Concentration (80 plus), contrary to Section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC);
Operation While Impaired – Alcohol and Drugs, contrary to section 320.14(1)(a) CC;
Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform Stunt- Excessive Speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA); and
Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor, contrary to section 32(1) the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).
He was released and will appear in Sturgeon Falls court in January.