On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, members of the Special Enforcement Unit (SEU) were on their way to Welland for training. They were passed by a vehicle driving 138 Km/h in a posted 80 km/h construction zone. The male driver was stopped and found to be unlicenced and driving without insurance. The driver was arrested and charged for those offences as well as Stunting, 58 km/h over the posted speed limit. His vehicle was impounded for 7 days. The minimum fine for driving without insurance is $5000.
Later the same day, the same officers were returning from training and observed a male on his cell phone while he was operating a vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and the male was found to be a suspended driver. Investigation revealed that the male has 7 previous convictions for driving while under suspension. The driver was arrested and the vehicle was towed and impounded for 7 days.
Niagara Regional Police remind the public that no text or call while you are driving is worth risking your life or the life of others.
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