Man charged with Stunt Driving on Hwy 69

A Scarborough man’s been charged with Stunt Driving after police say he was clocked going more than 50km/hr over the speed limit.

On September 27th at 2:25a.m., a member of the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was on radar patrol on Highway 69 in Henvey Township.

The officer observed a motor vehicle traveling at more than 50 km/h over the posted speed limit. As the officer attempted to catch up, the vehicle followed a transport in an unsafe manner and then passed it. A traffic stop was conducted.

The driver of the motor vehicle, Hai Lun Li, 37 years of age from Scarborough was charged with;

Stunt Driving – Excessive Speed greater than 50km/hr. over the speed limit contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA)

Careless Driving, contrary to the HTA

His driver’s licence was suspended for 7 days pursuant to the HTA.

Greenstone man charged with stunt driving

On September 11th, an OPP officer conducting radar enforcement on Highway 124 in McDougall Township witnessed a vehicle being operated at a high rate of speed.

It happened shortly before midnight 11:54 p.m. and the east bound vehicle was stopped for “Stunt Driving”.

The driver, 45 yr old Stephane Roy of Greenstone, was charged with:

· Race a Motor Vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario (HTA).

· Fail to surrender licence contrary to the HTA.

· Fail to surrender Insurance Card contrary to the Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act (CAIA).

The driver was served a summons requiring him to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on November 1, 2016 to answer to the charges. His licence was suspended for seven days and the vehicle he was operating has been impounded for seven days.

Every person convicted of Race a Motor Vehicle is liable to a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both, in addition to his or her driver’s licence being suspended.

Whitby man faces charge for stunt driving on Hwy 400

A Whitby man is headed to court after being charged with stunt driving and other offences.

On Saturday a member of the West Parry Sound Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting radar patrol on Highway 400 in McDougall Township. At 2:15 p.m. a north bound motor vehicle was seen travelling at a high rate of speed and as a result was stopped for Stunt Driving.

Police say a search of the vehicle also led to the seizure of cannabis marihuana.

The driver, 36 yr old Darrell Holmes, was arrested and charged with:
* Driving while disqualified – court order contrary to the Criminal Code (CC).
* Fail to comply with Probation Order contrary to the CC.
* Race a motor vehicle contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA).
* Driving under suspension contrary to the HTA.
* Driving motor vehicle with open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act (LLA).

The vehicle he was operating was eligible for a 45 day Criminal Code vehicle impoundment.
Holmes will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Parry Sound on May 19th to answer to his charges.

Port Carling man charged with stunt driving after vehicle was clocked going 209km/hr

A Port Carling man has been charged with stunt driving after police say the vehicle he was driving was clocked going 209km an hour.

On Sunday at 12:29 am, an officer from the Barrie Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting radar enforcement on Highway 11 northbound when a Red Hyundai Genesis was seen travelling at a high rate of speed.

Police say the officer determined the speed to be 209 km/hr in a posted 90 km/hr zone.

As a result, 53-year-old John Emmons from Port Carling was charged with Racing a Motor Vehicle.

The vehicle was impounded for seven days and his driver’s licence was suspended for a period of 7 days as a result of the stunt driving charge.

Police remind motorists that an essential part of the enforcement job is to save lives and reduce injuries on the roadways. Educating the public about safe driving practices is a priority.

Prison time & fines for man convicted of stunt driving & cocaine possession

A man found guilty of stunt driving, cocaine possession and failing to appear in court has been handed a 50 day prison sentence.

51 year old Attila Vancsody’s case was heard Tuesday in front of Judge JD Evans in Bracebridge.

Court heard that on September 27th at 7:15pm, an OPP officer clocked the car Vancsody was driving on Highway 11 NB at 150km in a 100km/h zone.

He was stopped just south of Highway 118 East and was the sole occupant in the vehicle.

Crown Attorney Peter Heath said Vancsody was charged with stunt driving, admitting to the officer he had been in a rush.

Heath said he was placed under arrest and that a subsequent search of the vehicle’s trunk produced a white-blue powder and two spoons.

Heath said Vancsody told the officer the substance was ‘hydromorph’ but it turned out to be 1 gram of cocaine and he was charged with possession of it.

Vancsody was later also charged with two counts of failing to attend court – one for a missed court appearance on November 24th 2015 and another missed court date, February 9th 2016.

By Tuesday of this week, Vancsody had been in custody for 21 days.

In sentencing, Judge Evans ruled that Vancsody must pay a $500 fine on the stunt driving charge and a $200 fine for possession of cocaine.

He will also serve a further 30 days in custody on the first fail to appear in court charge. Evans sentenced him to time served (which amounts in this case to 32 days enhanced credit in the court’s eyes) plus a further 20 days behind bars for the second fail to appear.

Defence lawyer Jay Herbert indicated his client could have brought the case to trial, as the car he was stopped in wasn’t his. Instead, he offered guilty pleas at the first available opportunity, something the court tends to look favourably upon.

Vancsody, who is married and has five children, has no prior criminal record.

He has lived in Muskoka for the last 20 years, said Herbert, who added that he will likely now face difficulties at the border while trying to visit Costa Rica where his wife lives, due to the cocaine possession conviction.