Kingston driver facing criminal charges after OPP clock vehicle at 216km/hr on 401

A Kingston driver is facing criminal and Highway Traffic Act charges after being clocked driving 216km/hr on the 401. Photo via OPP.

A Kingston resident is facing criminal charges after he was clocked by OPP going well over twice the speed limit on the 401 on Friday night.

“On January 6, 2023, an officer with the Frontenac Detachment of the OPP was conducting traffic enforcement on the 401 in the City of Kingston,” OPP said in a release. “Shortly after 11:00pm, the officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound at an extreme rate of speed. Utilizing a speed measuring device, the officer obtained a speed reading of 216km/h in the posted 100km/h zone.”

According to OPP, the vehicle was stopped on Highway 401 eastbound, near Kingston’s Division St. The 22-year-old driver, Victor Davies, was arrested and has been charged with Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, in addition to Stunt Driving: Excessive Speed under the Highway Traffic Act.

“Davies’ driver’s license has been suspended for 30 days, and the vehicle has been impounded for 14 days. Davies will appear in Kingston Court in early March to answer to the charges,” OPP said.

“Excessive speed and aggressive driving remain one of the OPP’s “Big Four” targeted driving behaviours and is one of the leading causes of serious motor vehicle collisions in Ontario,” OPP continued. “The OPP encourages members of the public to report aggressive drivers by calling 1-888-310-1122 or *677 (*OPP) on your cell phone. In an emergency, please call 911.”

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