Canada

Ottawa police hand out stunt driving tickets

One driver was stopped after going down Woodroffe Avenue at an estimated speed of 200 km/h.

A 46 percent increase in stunt driving in the Grey Bruce OPP detachment area continues to concern police who charged 246 drivers with stunt driving - driving more than 50 k over the posted limit - in 2019. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Eight drivers were charged with stunt driving on Friday night by Ottawa Police Service officers, including one driver estimated to be traveling 200 km/h on Woodroffe Avenue in the city’s west end.

Other drivers were charged on Ottawa roadways including Slack, Hunt Club and Hazeldean as part of ajoint-forces operation that also involved Gatineau Police and Sûreté du Québec forces,who focused on interprovincial bridges.

A total of 50 tickets were issued, including 30 speeding tickets.

The matter of the driver going an estimated 200 km/hr was still under investigation Saturday, Ottawa police said.

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