Police Nail Motorist – Speeding and Distracted Driving

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(IGNACE, ON) – A motorist that was cruising through a 50km/h zone on Highway 17 through Ignace, Ontario at 99km/h while holding a cell phone is in some hot water.

Officers with the Ignance detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police initiated a traffic stop on Highway 17 and investigated a driver they allege was hitting 99km/h while on a cell phone.

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The speeding cell phone user was also doing this in a “community safety zone”, where fines are increased.

After a brief investigation, the officer handed over two fines totaling just over $1330.

OPP Would like to remind and urge the public to drive safe, within speed limits and never use a hand held device while driving. Safety on our roadways is of the utmost importance.

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It is not known if the speeder will challenge the tickets in court or pay up as soon as possible.

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