Police charge Caledon driver with no licence for driving 130 km/h


Published January 28, 2022 at 4:21 pm

Police have charged a motorist from Caledon for speeding 50 kilomtres over the limit with no driver’s licence, insurance or valid plates.

Around 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 26), police say members of the OPP Temiskaming Detachment stopped a vehicle on Highway 11 near Mowatt Landing Road, in the city of Temiskaming Shores, approximately 150 kilometres north of North Bay.

Police say the driver was clocked travelling over 130 kilometres per hour in a 90 kilometre zone, and the man didn’t have a valid driver’s licence, insurance or valid plates for the vehicle.

Police have charged a 45-year-old man from Caledon with half a dozen offences, inclduing speeding, driving while under suspension and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

The name of the accused has not been released, and the Caledon man scheduled to appear in court on May 5 in Temiskaming Shores.

Police said aggressive driving, including speeding, is one of the leading causal factors in traffic deaths in OPP patrolled areas.

The OPP is reminding drivers to drive according to the weather conditions and reduce speed and increase your following distance to ensure you can stop safely if needed.

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