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10 charged with stunt driving on Hwy 401 in Northumberland County

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Ten people face stunt driving charges following weekend patrols of Highway 401 in Northumberland County.

According to Northumberland OPP, between 8 a.m. Friday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, officers charged 10 drivers who were clocked travelling 50 km/h over the posted speed limit of 100 km/h along the highway corridor between Port Hope and Brighton, Ont.

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Among the traffic stops were two vehicles with diplomatic plates which both were clocked at 158 km/h Friday morning.

In total, the drivers ranged in age between 27 to 68 years old and were travelling at speeds ranging from 157 km/h to 167 km/h, OPP reported.

Each driver was charged with stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act and had their driver’s licence suspended for seven days and the vehicle impounded for seven days.

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Each driver has a court appearance in Cobourg in September, OPP stated Monday.

Names of the accused were not released.

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