Speeding charge forces OPP to impound own car

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Speeding charge forces OPP to impound own car

The Ontario Provincial Police had to impound one of its own cars for a week after an on-duty officer was charged under the province's street racing law.

The intelligence officer was driving an unmarked vehicle when she was clocked at 165 kilometres an hour by another OPP officer near the Brantford detachment, the OPP said yesterday.

The incident happened Jan. 31 on Highway 403, OPP Insp. Dave Ross said. The posted speed limit where the officer was pulled over is 100 km/h.

From the Record (no, not the Onion).

petty petty's picture

LOL. What really bugs me is when people that drives has dogs with their laps. Drivers would be distracted the whole time. Using cellphones while driving is not much distracting.



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G. Muffin

petty wrote:
Using cellphones while driving is not much distracting.



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M. Spector M. Spector's picture

An undercover Durham Regional Police officer had his cover blown Wednesday [Aug. 12] by an unlikely suspect: the Ontario Provincial Police, who charged him with street racing and impounded his unmarked police car.

[b]The incident was No. 3 in a curious summer string of embarrassing driving-related arrests involving GTA emergency personnel.[/b] In late June, a Toronto deputy fire chief was charged with street racing. In July, a Toronto paramedic and union leader was charged with stealing an ambulance.

The 34-year-old male Durham officer, a 10-year veteran of the force, was accused of driving 150 km/h or faster on Highway 115 in Peterborough County on Wednesday afternoon. The OPP would not release his name for fear the disclosure would compromise his work.

In addition to losing his police car, the officer's driver's licence was suspended for a week. He could face professional discipline, depending on the facts and outcome of the case, said Durham Insp. Bruce Townley. He said the incident was "extremely disappointing," given the force's focus on road safety.

[url=http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/681624]Toronto Star[/url]


[b]So how long do you think it will be before the Ontario government repeals or amends its "street-racing" law?[/b]