Release Date: June 18th, 2020 - 10:51am
Originator: Constable, Chris Richardson, 3 District Response Team , (905) 825-4747 ext. 5336
Contact: Constable, Chris Richardson, 3 District Response Team , (905) 825-4747 ext. 5336
Attachment 1: 6512-Motorcycle 9 - Tow.jpg
On June 2, 2020 at approximately 6:30 pm, an officer with the District Response Team in Burlington was following up with a citizen-reported traffic complaint in the area of Dynes Road and Woodward Avenue.
While conducting traffic enforcement, the officer noticed a northbound motorcycle with no licence plate.
The motorcycle was being followed by another motor vehicle with proper licence plates attached. The two vehicles were travelling together in a manner that made the officer believe the drivers of the two vehicles knew one other. After following the motorcycle for a short distance, several Highway Traffic Act offences were observed. In the interest of public safety, the officer made the decision to cease following the motorcycle.
As a result of the follow up investigation, on June 17, 2020, a 19 year-old male from Burlington was identified as the motorcycle driver and charged with 14 offences from the Highway Traffic Act, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act, and Trespass to Property Act. Those charges include:
The motorcycle was also seized by police (see attached photos).
All drivers are reminded to operate under a valid driver's licence, valid insurance policy, and to follow the rules of the road. Officers have many investigative tools at their disposal to properly locate and identify drivers operating on Halton roadways in an unsafe manner.