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Trio of stunt drivers charged, one for nearly doubling the 100 km/h limit

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According to the OPP, three males, aged 19 to 25 have been charged with stunt driving and have had their licences suspended and vehicles seized for seven days.

Thursday at 3:41pm, officers from the North Bay Detachment of the OPP stopped a vehicle for stunt driving on Highway 17 on the Nipissing First Nation. The vehicle had been travelling more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit.

On Saturday at 8:29pm, officers from the Powassan Detachment of the OPP stopped a vehicle for stunt driving on Highway 11 in Callander. The vehicle had been travelling more than 60 km/h over the posted speed limit.

And, on Sunday at 2:23am, officers from the Powassan Detachment of the OPP stopped a vehicle for stunt driving on Highway 11 in the Municipality of Callander. The vehicle had been travelling at almost twice the posted speed limit of 100 km/h.

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If the additional court penalties are not enough for these speeding drivers, Staff Sergeant Chris Summersby of the North Bay OPP says that the service has investigated numerous motor vehicle collisions recently involving deer. If one of these vehicles hit a deer while travelling at these high speeds, the outcome for the driver and passengers in the vehicles could have been fatal.

Summersby, the Detachment Commander is also expressing concern about the age of the drivers and excessive speeds at which they were travelling. He notes that aggressive driving and speeding are dangerous behaviours that remain a leading cause of fatal motor vehicle collisions.

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