In the past two weeks, Shelburne Police has charged two drivers with stunt driving – both travelling at speeds more than 50kph over the limit. One of these drivers was further charged with drug possession.
During the late evening hours on September 12th, officers observed a white pick -up truck driving at a very high rate of speed in the 50kph zone on Main Street approaching Greenwood Street. The radar speed measuring device clocked the pick-up truck to be moving at 122kph. When police stopped the vehicle, they noted evidence of drugs inside the vehicle. The road side investigation resulted in over 30 grams of marijuana seized, and small amount of cocaine, and also revealed several other highway traffic act offences. Both occupants of the truck were arrested and charged. The driver, 35 year old Ryan Russell of Mississauga was charged with stunt driving, fail to surrender driver’s licence, fail to surrender insurance, insecure load, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. The passenger, 33 year old Brandon Brown of Scarborough was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance. They were both released on appearance notices with first appearance court dates in early October to answer to the allegations. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days, and driver’s licence was suspended for 7 days.
The second stunt driving incident took place during the early evening hours on September 23rd. An officer was conducting radar speed enforcement in a 50 kph zone on Main Street in Shelburne near County Road 124, when he clocked black pick-up truck driving at 88 kph in the posted 50 kph zone. The officer pulled in behind the vehicle to pull it over. The vehicle continued to accelerate to 130kph as it entered the 80kph zone prior to stopping for police. As a result, the 23 year old driver from Hanover was charged with stunt driving. The truck was impounded for 7 days and his licence suspended for 7 days.
If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.