Police charged multiple local drivers with speed-related offences in Tecumseh over the weekend.
Shortly after midnight on Saturday, Ontario Provincial Police conducting radar on 11th Concession Road spotted a blue SUV travelling well above the posted 80 km/h speed limit. Investigators charged a 27-year-old from Windsor with speeding, failure to surrender a licence, and operation while prohibited.
The vehicle was impounded for 45 days.
At around 2:30 a.m. the next day, an officer on patrol along County Road 22 observed a pickup truck travelling 134 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. A Lakeshore resident, age 18, was charged with racing a motor vehicle. They were issued a 30-day driving suspension, and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.
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At 11:37 p.m. Sunday, a patrol officer on Highway 3 near Sexton Side Road saw a black Infiniti travelling 150 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. A 21-year-old from Windsor is charged with racing a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. Their vehicle was also impounded for 14 days, and their licence was suspended for 30.
“Whether you’re a young novice driver or an experienced driver the message remains the same — do your part and adhere to the speed limit, make safe lane changes, avoid following vehicles too closely and drive with care and caution at all times,” police said in a news release on Monday. “These measures will undoubtedly go a long way in reducing the number of unnecessary collisions on our roadways.”