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OPP charge 2 drivers – one from London – with stunt driving

OPP charged two people with stunt driving after cars were clocked at around 90 km/h over the speed limit in two separate incidents. Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press File

West Region OPP have laid charges against two drivers — including one from London — with stunt driving after two vehicles were clocked at around 90 km/h over the speed limit in separate incidents on Highway 402.

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In the first incident, an unmarked OPP pulled over a car that was recorded doing 190 km/h in an 80 km/h construction zone. In the second, a car was clocked at 187 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.

Two people — a 32-year-old Kitchener man and a 24-year-old London woman — were charged with stunt driving, their vehicles were impounded and their licenses suspended.

“I can’t even imagine the catastrophic results that could have happened in either case if either driver lost control, but especially in a construction zone with workers present. Drivers need to become part of the solution instead of remaining the problem,” said Chief Superintendent John Cain in a media release.

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West Region OPP are reminding motorists that speeding remains one of the four major factors of injury and death on roadways, along with distracted and impaired driving and improper seat belt use.

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