Late golfer caught in north Oshawa heading to course at twice the speed limit

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Published June 15, 2022 at 4:06 pm

A golfer was stopped in Clarington going more than double the speed limit all because they were late for tee time.

Police stopped the driver Concession Rd 7 and Townline Rd north of Oshawa. The man was flying down the road at 105 km/h in a posted 50 zone. He veered across the single line on a curve during wet road conditions to pass a pickup truck towing a trailer,

When the car went around the truck, it drove out into oncoming traffic right in front of the officer who arrested the driver.

The would-be golfer is charged with stunt driving. They ended up missing tee time and will for the near future. Their license has been suspended for 30 days and the car has been impounded for two weeks, the automatic punishment for this kind of arrest.

These charges come under the new Moving Ontarians More Safely act which came into effect July 1. The law changes the definition of stunt driving to include anyone going 40 km/h over the speed limit when that limit is less than 80 km/h.

The law also increased penalties from a one week suspension to 30 days. If convicted, drivers could lose their licences for up to three years.

 

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