Excessive Speed = Vehicle seizure for three drivers over long weekend: OPP

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(ESPANOLA, ON) – On Friday, August 31, 2018 an officer from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was monitoring traffic on Highway 17 in Baldwin Township, Ontario.

At approximately 10:03 a.m., the officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, Matthew GATTO, age 24, of Coniston, Ontario has been charged with:

  • Race a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused’s drivers licence and vehicle were seized for 7 days. He is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Espanola, Ontario on October 11, 2018.

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(ESPANOLA, ON) – On Friday, August 31, 2018 an officer from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic patrols of Highway 17 in Sables-Spanish Rivers Township, Ontario.

At approximately 6:01 p.m., the officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, Fabian SOUTHWIND, age 37, of Massey, Ontario has been charged with:

  • Race a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused’s driver’s licence and vehicle were seized for 7 days. He is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Espanola, Ontario on October 11, 2018.

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(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – On Saturday, September 1, 2018 an officer from the Manitoulin-Espanola Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting traffic patrols of Highway 540 in the Township of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands.

At approximately 5:40 p.m., the officer observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and conducted a traffic stop.

As a result of the investigation, Thierno BAH, age 24, of Sudbury, Ontario has been charged with:

•  Race a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed, contrary to section 172(1) of the Highway Traffic Act.

The accused’s driver’s licence and vehicle were seized for seven days. He is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Court of Justice in Gore Bay, Ontario on November 1, 2018.

 

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