Driver Crashes After Speeding Past Police Officer 

Thursday January 30th, 2020

Posted at 1:42pm

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A Leamington man is facing several charges after crashing his vehicle at a high rate of speed.

Police say that around 7:30am on January 29, 2020, an officer was conducting radar on Deer Run Road in Leamington when a white sedan approached the officer’s location, travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed.

The officer recorded the vehicles speed over 100 kilometers per hour over the 60 kilometer per hour speed limit and continuing to climb as it approached him.

The officer activated his emergency lights but quickly disengaged due to the vehicle’s excessive speed and potential danger to the public.

The officer then watched the vehicle’s tail lights in the distance, leave the roadway and proceeded to the location to investigate.

The vehicle was located at the intersection of Deer Run Road and Fox Run Road, having struck a utility pole, breaking it into several pieces and leaving the powerline laying across the roadway.

A 20-year-old Leamington resident was not injured and is scheduled to appear court charged with stunt driving, fail to stop and drive motor vehicle – no insurance.

The drivers’ licence has been suspended, and the vehicle impounded.

The intersection was closed for approximately one hour as the hydro line and pole were repaired.

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