Durham officer faces racing charge
Aug 14, 2009 02:20 PM
The Ontario Provincial Police have charged a Durham police officer after an unmarked police car was found going at least 50 km/h over the speed limit near Peterborough Tuesday evening.
Police say that they were monitoring by air the speed of motor vehicles travelling on Hwy. 115 in Cavan Monaghan Township in Peterborough County when, at around 5:30 p.m., they noticed a car speeding northbound on the highway.
The car was going at least 50 km/h over the speed limit.
"We can't say the exact speed; that forms part of the evidence which is now before the court," said Const. Peter Leon.
Once stopped, police say they determined the car was an unmarked police vehicle registered to Durham police.
A 34-year-old man, an officer with Durham police for 10 years, has been charged with racing a motor vehicle, and has had his driver's license suspended.
The OPP also impounded the vehicle for seven days.