Driver caught going 145 km/h on road in Ottawa's east end
An Ottawa Police cruiser is seen near the Elgin Street police station in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OTTAWA -- Speeding drivers are keeping Ottawa police officers busy this week.
Ottawa police said Thursday a motorist was charged with stunt driving after being stopped for speeding on the Blackburn Hamlet Bypass.
On Twitter, Sgt. Craig Roberts said a motorist was clocked at 145 kilometres an hour on the Blackburn Bypass, in a 80 kilometre an hour zone.
"The chances of catching a break on the side of the road are slim to none if you're caught doing 145 km/h on the Blackburn Bypass," said Roberts.
Along with the stunt driving charge, the driver's licence is suspended for seven days and the vehicle is impounded for a week.
On Family Day, Ottawa police stopped a driver speeding 124 kilometres an hour on Bank Street at Athans Avenue. The driver was charged with stunt driving.