High Rate of Speed

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On April 9, 2015 at approximately 10:40 p.m. an officer from the Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was conducting radar patrol on Highway 17 north when a northbound pickup truck was observed travelling at a high rate of speed.

The emergency lights of the police vehicle were activated to stop the pickup truck as it was still approaching northbound.

The vehicle accelerated northbound and did not stop. The vehicle continued at a high rate of speed and was subsequently stopped by police when it proceeded down a secondary road.

18 year old Andrew Christopher ANTOINE-FROST of Aweres Township was arrested and charged with one count of Flight from Police and one count of Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The accused was also issued a Provincial Offence Notice for speeding.

The accused was released on a Promise to Appear in Provincial Court in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on May 18, 2015.

Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have received numerous complaints regarding vehicles travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 17 north.

Between April 7, 2015 to April 9, 2015 17 charges have been laid under the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario for speeding.

Driver’s that were issued Provincial Offense Notices for speeding registered speeds on radar (allegedly) between 118km/hr to 140 km/hr.

Speeding is a form of aggressive driving that place all road users at risk.

Aggressive driving is one of the “Big Four” driving behaviours that contribute to road fatalities in Ontario and the OPP does target speeding as a part of its Provincial Traffic Safety Program (PTSP) in their efforts to save lives.