Plenty of speedsters, stunt drivers charged over weekend

OTTAWA – Tow truck operators are cashing in as the Ottawa police continue to crack down on speeders and stunt drivers around the city.

“Ottawa Police Services’ (OPS) frontline officers responded to street racing complaints in the 700 block of Ridgewood Drive,” the OPS released in a statement Aug. 16. “On Aug. 16 at approximately 11 p.m., officers attended the Mooney’s Bay area. They located two vehicles involved in street racing, charged both drivers and towed the vehicles involved.”

The OPS also continued with Operation #NoiseMaker over the past weekend which resulted in four additional drivers charged with stunt driving. Their vehicles were also towed.

Two drivers were stopped in the area of Heron and Riverside: one for going 136 km/h and one for 116 km/h in a 60 km/h zone; and one driver was stopped in the area of Castlefrank and the 417, going 166 km/h in a 100 km/h zone and another on Anderson Road  going 117 km/h in a 50km/h zone.

The following are some of the additional results from Operation #NoiseMaker from our Traffic Services team:

  • Speeding x89
  • Having no insurance x5
  • Driving while suspended
  • Use hand held device x9
  • Excessive tint on windows x10
  • Muffler not in good working order x7

“The Ottawa police continues to be present on our roads, as road safety remains a priority,” the OPS said.