Driver clocked at more than 195km/h on Highway 17

A driver from Quebec has been charged after East Algoma OPP say they were traveling more than twice the speed limit on Highway 17 between Blind River and Bruce Mines on Tuesday morning.

“Investigation determined the car was traveling at speeds of more that 195 km/h and passing unsafely,” an OPP news release says.

Full text of the release follows:

On Sept. 20, 2022 at approximately 11 am, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a westbound traffic complaint on Highway 17 that began in the Town of Blind River and ended in the Town of Bruce Mines.

Investigation determined the car was traveling at speeds of more that 195 km/h and passing unsafely. Thirteen minutes later (11:01 am) the car entered the Town of Bruce Mines and turned south onto Tayler Street. Police intercepted the vehicle from the opposite end of Taylor Street and the suspect vehicle came to a stop. The driver was arrested and transported to Blind River detachment.

As a result, Mathieu Marcos, 33 years of age, from Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec was charged with:
• Dangerous operation, contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code
• Drive motor vehicle – perform stunt – excessive speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act

The accused appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice Video Bail in Blind River on Sept. 21, 2022. The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

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