Brampton Man Charged After Going Double Posted Speed Limit

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A Brampton man has been charged after going double a posted speed limit.

The Caledon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged five drivers for stunt driving over the long weekend from Saturday February 17 - Monday February 19.

Police say that on Saturday, February 17 at around 7:11 a.m., a white 1999 Infiniti QX4 was going 120 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone on Highway 10 near Mistywood Drive. Driver Lindon Martin, 53, of Brampton was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle - Excessive Speed.

Police say that the same morning at around 6:27 a.m., an orange 2017 Dodge CTX Challenger was found to be travelling 137 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone on Highway 10 near King Street. Driver Rohit Sharma, 20, of Niagara Falls was charged with Driver Fail to Surrender Licence in addition to Race a Motor Vehicle - Excessive Speed.

Police say the following day on Sunday, February 18 at around 6:52 a.m., a white 2012 Nissan Rogue was found to be travelling 118 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone on Highway 10 near Mistywood Drive. The driver, Clarence Grace Richardson, 44, of Shelburne was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle - Excessive Speed.

According to police, on Monday, February 19 at around 1:51 pm, a grey 2015 Ford Escape was found to be travelling 116 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone on Highway 10 near Mistywood Drive. The driver, Johan Aime Maria Maes, 43, of Toronto was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle - Excessive Speed.

And on Monday, February 19 at around 3:20 pm, police say a black 2017 BMW X6 was found to be travelling 134 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone on Highway 10 near Beechgrove Side Road. The driver, Hongxuan Chen, 21, of Toronto was charged with Race a Motor Vehicle- Excessive Speed.

Police recognize that speeding and other forms of aggressive driving are dangerous behaviours and remain to be a leading cause in fatal motor vehicle collisions on OPP-patrolled roads,” said the OPP in a recent statement.

All five of these motorists lost their driver’s licences and vehicles for seven days for stunt driving.

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