Police nab driver going 70 km/h over limit in school zone
Ottawa Police are conducting a speed blitz in school zones.
Published Monday, March 20, 2017 1:54PM EDT
Ottawa Police arrested a 29-year-old and charged him with stunt driving after he was caught going 120 km/h in a 50 km/h zone on Monday.
The arrest on Walkley Road was part of a city-wide school zone blitz.
An Ottawa Police traffic officer tweeted jokingly it was "unknown if they were attempting time-travel...#cantmakethisup."
A stunt driving conviction can lead to up to six months in jail or a two-year driver's licence suspension.
Another driver caught going 69 km/h in a 40 km/h zone had been charged for speeding in a school zone two weeks ago, according to police.
And a third driver, caught going 70 km/h in a 40 km/h zone, claimed they were speeding because "I'm running out of gas....my gas light came on yesterday."
The school zone blitz is scheduled to last all week.