Dozen stunt driving charges laid over the weekend, one driver caught doing 186 km/h
Sudbury police say a vehicle was travelling 186 km/h in a 60 km/h zone over the weekend and the driver was charged with stunt driving. (Supplied)
SUDBURY -- style="color: rgb(14, 16, 26); background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> Sudbury police say a dozen stunt driving charges were laid over the weekend, including one driver caught doing more than three times the speed limit.
Ontario Provincial Police said it has seen a heavy increase in excessive speeding this year as well as a notable increase in road fatalities. OPP said excessive speeding is up by 30 per cent and six deaths in northeastern Ontario.
Over the holiday weekend, police led a crackdown on dangerous driving dubbed 'Operation Impact.'
In the Sudbury area, 12 stunt driving charges were laid.
The highest speed captured was 186 km/h in a 60 km/h zone and involved two vehicles racing, Sudbury police said in a tweet.
Both drivers in that incident were charged with stunt driving and racing a motor vehicle.
Anyone witnessing unsafe driving, including suspected impaired driving, road rage or street racing, is encouraged to file a report online here.
"We cannot accept reports through social media," police tweeted.
With files from Eric Taschner, CTV News North Bay.