(LONDON, ON) – On July 22, 2017, at approximately 5:00 a.m., a Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer initiated a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle.
The vehicle was travelling on Commissioners Road West, in the City of London. The officer observed the speeding motor vehicle and activated his speed radar. The vehicle was found to the travelling at 100 kilometres per hour (km/h) in a 60 km/h zone.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer was surprised to find a 15 year-old-boy as the driver, and 14 year-old-boy as the passenger.
The vehicle is registered to a parent of the driver.
The driver was charged with Speeding and Drive Motor Vehicle – No Licence, pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA). A court summons was issued and the youth will have to explain his actions to the courts.
Both boys were delivered home to their parents by police. The vehicle was towed.
“This situation could have easily turned tragic for these youths and other motorists. Driving requires proper training and instruction. These youths are lucky they were stopped by police”. – says Provincial Constable Max Gomez, Middlesex County OPP.