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Brant OPPBrant County OPP charge driver with Excessive Speeding

A Brant County OPP officer on general patrol observed a black pickup truck traveling northbound on Brant Road at a high rate of speed at approximately 9:44 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

The vehicle was recorded traveling at 165 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and conducted a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, determining that there was alcohol in the driver’s system. The officer then proceeded with an Approved Screening Device test, which the driver failed.

The driver, identified as Ryan VAN WIEREN, a 37-year-old from St. George, was subsequently arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Operation While Impaired – 80 plus
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Stunt Driving – Excessive Speed
  • Speeding – 165 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone
  • Drive Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor: Liquor Licence and Control Act.

VAN WIEREN was released with a court date set for Friday, July 5, 2024 in Brantford.

His driver’s license was suspended for stunt driving, and he received a 90-day Administrative Driver’s License Suspension (ADLS). Additionally, the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

The Brant County OPP reminds all drivers of the severe consequences of excessive speeding and impaired driving. These behaviors not only endanger the life of the driver but also put other road users at significant risk. The OPP remains committed to enforcing traffic laws and ensuring the safety of our community.

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