Driver charged with excessive speeding failing to stop for police

A 19-year-old from Bancroft is facing multiple charges after police observed a vehicle going 158 kilometres an hour in an 80 zone.

Bancroft OPP were conducting radar enforcement on Highway 28 in Haliburton County on July 23 when they encountered the vehicle which failed to stop.

The driver was arrested after the vehicle went into the ditch on Dyno Road. Police say there were other traffic complaints about the same vehicle that day.

The 19-year-old was charged with driving while under suspension passing on right racing/excessive speed failing to stop for police and driving left of centre while approaching the crest of a grade in the roadway.

The driver’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. He will appear on summons to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Bancroft on Oct. 6.