Ritu Ge, 22, of Windsor has had his vehicle impounded, his licence suspended and has a court date on Nov. 14 to answer the charge of racing a motor vehicle, excessive speed.
As a result, the male driver, Ritu Ge, from Windsor, has been charged with racing a motor vehicle – excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
Windsor man charged with going 190 km/hr on Highway 401
According to OPP, a Chatham-Kent OPP officer was doing radar enforcement on the 401 near Harwich Road when a vehicle was observed going west at a rate that exceeded the 100 km/h speed limit. “The radar registered a speed in excess of 190 km/hr,” an OPP news release issued Wednesday says.
Windsor driver charged with racing on 401
In the release, OPP emphasize that stunt driving or racing is “one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving, and it puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.”
And the penalties can be onerous. For driving 50 km/h above the speed limit or faster, motorists face an immediate seven-day licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment. And upon conviction, they face a $2,000 to $6,000 fine, six demerit points, up to six months in jail, and a licence suspension of up to two years. A second conviction within 10 years can result in a licence suspension of up to 10 years.
According to OPP the vehicle was caught going 190 km/hr around 4:45pm on October 8th, 2018 in the westbound lanes near Harwich Road.