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Drunk Driver Caught Going 140 in an 80 – MAHAL

(BRANT COUNTY, ON) – A 26-year-old from Cambridge is facing impaired driving and stunt driving charges after Brant County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) members stopped a vehicle while conducting proactive patrols in the County of Brant early Sunday morning.

On Sunday June 18, 2023, at approximately 12:59 a.m., officers with the Brant County OPP were conducting proactive patrols on Brant Road in St. George when they located a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped after travelling more than 140 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. One person was arrested and transported to Brant County OPP detachment for testing.

Police have charged 26-year-old Bhavaman MAHAL, from Cambridge with the following offences:

·        Operation while impaired – blood alcohol concentration (80 plus),

·        Speeding 50+ Km/h over posted limit,

·        Drive Motor Vehicle – Perform stunt – Excessive speed and

·        Possess more than one licence.

The accused has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice located in Brantford, Ontario at a later date.

If you see a suspected impaired driver, you should contact the Ontario Provincial Police, or your nearest police authority immediately by calling 9-1-1.

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