Fort Erie man caught speeding 53 km/h over limit in a school zone


Published March 22, 2023 at 2:36 pm

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A 30-year-old Fort Erie man was allegedly caught driving 113 km/h in a 60 km/h school zone just as students were being let out for the day on Monday (March 20).

At 3:25 pm, a Niagara Police officer, located right in front of an elementary school on Netherby Rd near Stevensville Rd, clocked a white Chevrolet Silverado doing nearly twice the speed limit as it was travelling east.

Police say he watched as the car came up to a traffic-controlled intersection, swerved around a vehicle that was turning south and continued straight through the intersection “still at a high rate of speed.”

The driver from Fort Erie was charged with speeding and stunt driving (travelling more than 50 km/h above the posted limit).

His license was seized and is now suspended for 30 days, while his vehicle was also seized and towed away for 14 days.

“At the time of the offence, there were multiple school buses and parents lined up along the shoulder of the road waiting to pick up children from the school,” the police noted.

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