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Jesse KEMERINK – Nearly 2X Speed Limit

(BLUEWATER, ON) – A young driver from Huron East is now facing a court appearance in connection with a traffic stop conducted by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) last weekend.

On February 26, 2021 at approximately 10:00 p.m. a Huron OPP officer was conducting radar patrol in Hensall when a compact vehicle passed by the officer at a high rate of speed. The officer followed after the speeding vehicle and a RADAR device was used to measure the speed of the vehicle. The vehicle was measured to be speeding at a rate of speed of nearly double the 90 km/h speed limit. 

A traffic stop was conducted on Zurich-Hensall Road near Parr Line and the driver was spoken to. While speaking with the driver the investigating officer noted there was some open alcohol in the vehicle and there was suspicion the driver had consumed alcohol. A roadside test was performed and the driver registered a reading above zero, which is a violation for all novice and young drivers.

Jesse KEMERINK, 21 years of age from Huron East was charged with:  Drive Motor Vehicle Perform Stunt – Speeding by 50 km/hr or more, Young Driver – B.A.C. Above Zero, Driving Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Liquor and Driver Fail to Surrender Licence. 

The defendant had his vehicle towed and impounded, his licence suspended and he is now facing a court date on May 4, 2021 to answer to the charges.

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