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Brantford man caught driving 200 km/h within City limits

CrimeBrantford man caught driving 200 km/h within City limits

A 27-year-old Brantford man has been charged with stunt driving and dangerous operation of a vehicle after travelling 201 km/h within the City of Brantford after an incident on Sunday, April 3.

At approximately 9:15 p.m., patrol officers with the Brantford Police Service were conducting road safety enforcement for speeding violations on King George Road, between Powerline Road and Governors Road. This area is a posted 80km/hr zone. 

As the subject vehicle approached, police could hear the engine accelerating northbound, coming from Powerline Road, which is a posted 50 km/hr zone. The vehicle was then observed to be travelling at an excessively high and dangerous rate of speed. 

Using radar, police registered the vehicle travelling at a recorded speed of 201 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was conducted. 

As a result of the investigation, a 27-year-old man from Brantford was arrested and stands charged with the following:

•Stunt Driving, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

•Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code

•Speeding 201 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act 

As required by law, as part of the offence of stunt driving, the vehicle was seized and towed for 14 days as part of the administrative suspension penalty and the accused was also issued 30-day administrative drivers license suspension.  

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