(Calvin Township, ON) – On November 12, 2017, at 11:20 p.m., an officer from the Mattawa Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police was on general patrol on Highway 17 in Calvin Township.

The officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. Radar confirmed the vehicle speed at 175 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and also found the driver to have consumed alcohol before driving.

Izaiic TELFORD-BEHM, age 20, of Pembroke, was charged with the following:

  • Stunt Driving contrary to Section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and
  • Novice Driver – B.A.C. above zero contrary to Section 44.1(3) of the HTA.

The accused was issued a 3-day driver’s licence suspension for a blood alcohol content in the warn range, contrary to Section 48 of the HTA and another 7-day driver’s licence suspension for stunt driving. His vehicle was also impounded for 7 days.

The accused was released on a Provincial Offence Summons with a date to attend Provincial Offences court of December 8, 2017.

The same driver was ticketed for driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed in the same location on November 1, 2017.

The Ontario Provincial Police takes speeding very seriously. Speeding and other forms of aggressive driving are dangerous behaviours and remain a leading cause in fatal motor vehicle collisions (MVC) on OPP-patrolled roads.

The winter season which brings snow, is also upon us. A leading cause of collisions that occur during the winter months is poor driving, not poor driving conditions.

Drivers play an important a role in keeping winter roads and highways safe; the winter months are a particularly important time to stay focused on the road and on other vehicles, and eliminate all distractions.

Slow down, stay alert and stay in control – these simple steps will go a long way in reducing the number of winter weather-related collisions on our roads.