Thessalon Woman Charged with Race Motor Vehicle


On October 24, 2016, members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were on regular patrol duties on Highway 17 in the Town of Iron Bridge.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., police observed an eastbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on the highway.  The vehicle was travelling over 50 kilometres in a posted 60 kilometre per hour zone.  A traffic stop was initiated.  The investigation determined the female driver was also suspended.

As a result, Tamara GOODMURPHY, 19 years of age, from Thessalon, Ontario was charge with:

  • Race Motor Vehicle-Excessive Speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic (HTA); and
  • Drive While Under Suspension (X2), contrary to section 53(1) of the HTA.

The vehicle was towed.

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Blind River on December 7, 2016.



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