Release Date: February 22nd, 2019 - 9:20am
Originator: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, District Response Team, 905 825 4747 ext.2449
Contact: Sergeant, Paul Rudall, District Response Team, 905 825 4747 ext.2449
Location: Acton - Town of Halton Hills
Following a complaint of aggressive driving made to the Halton Regional Police "Road Watch" program, Officers from the Milton District Response Team (DRT) were tasked with an early morning patrol to try and catch the unknown driver who was causing concern to residents just south of the Town of Acton.
The complaints alledged that the driver was routinely operating a black VW Jetta sedan and was driving at speeds in excess of 100km/h, and on one occassion was seen passing upto 15 vehicles.
On February 21st 2019 at approximately 05:30hrs a DRT Officer obseved the suspect vehicle passing vehicles in a southbound direction travelling at 132km/h in a 60km/h zone.
The vehicle was stopped and was confirmed as the same vehicle as having been reported in the Road Watch complaint.
The driver was charged with the following offences:
The drivers licence and vehicle were seized for 7 days. A request for a drivers licence review by the Ministry of Transport was also approved.
Sgt. Rudall of the District Response Team said, "We'd like to thank members of the public who take the time to report aggressive driving to us. This case was particularly concerning and I'm happy to say that by working together we were able to remove this dangerous driver from the road and place them before the court."
The Road Watch on line reporting tool can be accessed here:https://www.haltonpolice.ca/services/reporting/roadwatch.php