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MOTORCYCLE SEIZED AND CRIMINAL CHARGES LAID DURING STUNT DRIVING ENFORCEMENT IN VAUGHAN

Posted on Friday July 31, 2020

The driver of a motorcycle is facing a criminal charges after being seen speeding on Highway 407 in the City of Vaughan.

On Friday, July 31, 2020, shortly after midnight, Air2 was patrolling the south end of Vaughan following weeks of complaints from the community regarding loud vehicle noise from cars and motorcycles that regularly attend a nearby parking lot for meets. The officer in the helicopter observed five motorcycles travelling west on Highway 407 at a high rate of speed. Air2 monitored the vehicles which reached speeds of more than 190 km/h, and relayed information to officers on the ground. When officers attempted to stop the vehicles, they failed to stop and fled from the scene. Air2 continued to monitor them and directed officers to the location of one of the motorcycles that had stopped. Officers arrived, boxed in the motorcycle and arrested the driver.

He has been charged and his motorcycle was towed and will be seized for seven days. The investigation is ongoing regarding the other four motorcycles.

AIR2 footage of the incident can be found here: https://youtu.be/lCP4wHYOsd4

Charged:

  • 37-year-old man from Brampton

 

Charges:

  • Flight From Police
  • Dangerous Operation
  • Stunt Driving
  • Speeding
  • Obstruct Plate
  • Obstruct Plate Preventing Identification by Toll System
  • Vehicle Modified, Fail to Apply for New Permit

 

Officers with the #4 District Community Oriented Response (COR) Unit and the Road Safety Bureau have been conducting targeted street racing and modified vehicle enforcement throughout the summer as a result of ongoing complaints from our community regarding excessive speeds, loud noise and vehicles driving dangerously. Overnight, targeted enforcement led to 56 tickets being issued for Highway Traffic Act violations.