A 33-year-old man has been charged with stunt driving and his motorcycle has been seized after he was caught driving more than twice the speed limit.

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an officer on patrol spotted a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed on Bloomington Road. The speed measuring device in the police cruiser showed that the vehicle was travelling at 155 kilometres per hour in a posted 80 kilometre per hour zone. The vehicle turned to go northbound on McCowan Road and reached a speed of 172km/hr in a 60 km/h zone.  The vehicle was stopped safely and was impounded for seven days.

Charged:

• 33-year-old man from the Town of Richmond Hill

Charges:

• Stunt Driving
• Speeding

Excessive speed has consistently been one of the greatest contributing factors in many fatal collisions that have occurred on York Region roads. Street racers put themselves and unsuspecting road users at risk of death or serious injury when they choose to disobey traffic laws and drive without due care and control and with a disregard for public safety. Call 9-1-1 if you see dangerous driving practices that could cause personal injury or loss of life. When contacting police, try to note the vehicle’s location, direction of travel, make, model, licence plate number and driver’s description.

Project ERASE is an awareness and enforcement campaign operated jointly by police services across Ontario and in partnership with the Government of Ontario, with the goal of eliminating street racing and other high-risk driving behaviours. Aggressive driving and street racing are dangerous, unlawful activities which put innocent people at risk of injury or death. The real finish line may be court, fines, jail, vehicle seizure, a loss of driving privileges or even worse, the hospital or the morgue.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Traffic  Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7703, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com, or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK.