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Ajax man charged with impaired and stunt driving in City of Kawartha Lakes

An Ajax man faces stunt driving charges in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Global News Peterborough file

An Ajax, Ont., man faces stunt driving charges following a traffic stop in the City of Kawartha Lakes early Sunday.

According to the City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 1:25 a.m., an officer on patrol clocked a vehicle travelling 142 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone along Elm Tree Road.

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Further investigation revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol, police say. A small quantity of cannabis was also located in the vehicle, they add.

Christopher Brown, 56, of Ajax, was arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, racing a motor vehicle, speeding and driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and the vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days.

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He was released for a future court date in Lindsay, police said.

 

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