Ontario motorcyclist busted doing 161km/h in 50 zone

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Dan Dakin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:06 PM ET

WELLAND, Ont. -- A Welland man had his motorcycle impounded and is facing nine traffic offences after being caught driving 161 km/h in a 50 km/h zone Thursday afternoon.

Police said the man was going 111 km/h over the posted speed limit along the Welland Canal Parkway. Welland is located in the Niagara region.

“It's ridiculously dangerous,” said Sgt. Jacqueline Fuentes, of the Niagara Regional Police's traffic unit. “This person was doing 161 km/h, which is faster than any vehicle should ever travel. It's just unbelievable.”

Fuentes said the stunt was especially dangerous because of the Parkway's proximity to the canal path, which is often filled with cyclists, runners and kids.

The 45-year-old man was charged with stunt driving, driving while suspended, speeding, driving with no insurance, not having a valid permit and other traffic offences.

The stunt driving charge, for anything over 50km/h over the speed limit, carries with it an automatic seven-day license suspension and the vehicle is impounded for seven days. The maximum conviction for the stunt driving charge is $10,000, loss of up to six demerit points and possible jail time.

 


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