Eight more charged with stunt driving on Bruce Peninsula on Tuesday

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Tuesday was a busy day for the OPP on the Bruce Peninsula as they charged eight more motorists with stunt driving by the time the sun had gone down.

All drivers, who were charged for going at least 50 kilometres per hour above the posted speed limit, were issued a provincial summons to attend court, received a seven-day drivers licence suspension and had the vehicles they were driving towed and impounded for seven days.

Four of those charged were stopped on Highway 6 near Limberlost Road in South Bruce Peninsula.

The first stop came just after 11 a.m. when a 24-year-old from Cambridge was stopped for going over 155 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone, police said in a news release

Others stopped included a 25-year-old from Waterloo who was travelling at over 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone just before 1 p.m., a 39-year-old from Toronto who was stopped at 2:45 p.m. going over 135 km/h in an 80 km/h zone and a 26-year-old from North York who was stopped at 5:18 p.m. for travelling over 135 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

The other four drivers charged with stunt driving on Tuesday were stopped on Highway 6 near Pike Bay Road in Northern Bruce Peninsula.

Just after 1 p.m., a 44-year-old from Dorchester was stopped for travelling at over 150 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. Just after 2 p.m., Grey Bruce OPP stopped a pair of silver cars that were racing together, travelling over 130 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. Two Toronto men, age 35 and 40, were charged.

The final stunt driving charge came when a 25-year-old from London was stopped just before 9 p.m. for travelling over 135 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone.

Police once again ask the public to report unsafe driving, including excessive speeding and aggressive driving, the news release said.

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