18-year-old charged with road racing after picking up younger brother — whose car was just impounded for road racing

OPP police cruiser. Jeremy Cohn‏ @JeremyGlobalTV / Twitter

Birds of a feather race together?

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is promising a “family affair” in a Goderich courtroom next month when two teen brothers will appear on separate road racing charges — laid just one hour apart.

An 18-year-old West Perth man was charged with racing a motor vehicle in late August after an OPP officer clocked a Chevrolet Silverado travelling northbound on Donnybrook Line, just northeast of Goderich, at a speed of more than 50 km/h above the posted 90 km/h speed limit.

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Police impounded the vehicle and suspended the driver’s licence for one week. The passenger was also of note, however, having been charged just over one hour earlier with the same offence.

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The 18-year-old’s younger brother,  who is 16, was charged with racing a motor vehicle after police spotted a separate Chevrolet Silverado towing a travel trailer heading eastbound on the nearby Amberley Road, measuring its speed with radar at more than 50 km/h above the 80 km/h speed limit.

That driver had his vehicle impounded after being charged with road racing and called his brother for a ride.

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