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More Stunt Drivers Charged

(PERTH COUNTY, ON) – The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged three more Kitchener drivers after they were stopped while stunt driving in Perth County.

On March 5, 2022, just after 8:00 a.m., police stopped a vehicle on Perth Line 86, east of Listowel, after it was found to be travelling in excess of 140km/h in an 80km/h limit zone.

Kuldeep SINGH JHINJER, 28, of Kitchener, has been charged with:

–      Race motor vehicle – Excessive Speed

On March 15, 2022, just before 10:00 a.m., police observed a vehicle on Perth Line 34, in the Township of Perth East, that was travelling in excess of 130km/h in an 80km/h limit zone. By the time the officer was able to safely conduct a traffic stop, the same vehicle was also observed to be travelling in excess of 111km/h in a 60km/h limit zone.

Edward PETRITA, 20, of Kitchener, has been charged with:

–      Race motor vehicle – Excessive Speed

On March 16, 2022, just after 11:00 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Perth Line 86, in the Municipality of North Perth, after it was found to be travelling in excess of 136km/h in an 80km/h limit zone.

Naga CHANDRALA, 25, of Kitchener, has been charged with:

–      Race motor vehicle – Excessive Speed

In each incident, a 30-day-driving suspension and fourteen day vehicle impoundment was initiated as per statute. The accused parties are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Stratford at a later date to answer to the charges. 

In 2021, changes to the provincial stunt driving laws saw a decrease in the threshold for what is considered racing, to 40km/h over the speed limit, or higher, on roads with a posted speed limit that is less than 80km/h. It is still considered stunt driving when a vehicle is travelling 50km/h over the speed limit (or higher) on roads that are 80km/h or higher.

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