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(CHATHAM-KENT, ON) On November 3, 2017, around 7:45 p.m. a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting RADAR enforcement on Highway 401 near Scane Road when they observed a westbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The RADAR registered a speed in excess of 150 km/hr.

As a result, the male driver, Prince GANOTRA, 25-years-old of London has been charged with the following:

  • Race a motor vehicle – Excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act, and
  • Possess more than one licence, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The driver was issued a Part III summons and will appear in a Chatham court on November 29, 2017 to answer to the charge.

Driver two

On November 4, 2017, around 2:40 p.m. a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting RADAR enforcement on Highway 401 near Scane Road when they observed an eastbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The RADAR registered a speed in excess of 160 km/hr.

As a result, the male driver, Hatem ELDAHHAN, 45-years-old of Oakville has been charged with race a motor vehicle – excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The driver was issued a Part III summons and will appear in a Chatham court on December 13, 2017 to answer to the charge.

Driver three

On November 4, 2017, around 3:45 p.m. a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting RADAR enforcement on Highway 401 near County Road 42 when they observed a westbound vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The RADAR registered a speed in excess of 155 km/hr.

As a result, the male driver, Najm NAJM, 28-years-old of Mississauga has been charged with race a motor vehicle – excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.

The driver was issued a Part III summons and will appear in a Chatham court on December 4, 2017 to answer to the charge.

The driver’s licence has been suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days, as per statute.

Chatham-Kent OPP would like to remind drivers that stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.

The penalties for driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit are as follows:

  •  Immediate 7-day licence suspension and 7-day vehicle impoundment
  • Upon conviction, $2000 to $10,000 fine, 6 demerit points, up to 6 months jail, up to 2 years licence suspension for a first conviction
  • Driver’s licence suspension of up to 10 years for a second conviction within 10 years

Chatham-Kent OPP is committed to keeping the roads and highways safe for everyone.

For more information, please visit the OPP website at www.opp.ca, or visit the Ministry of Transportation website at www.mto.gov.on.ca