Windsor woman charged with racing on Hwy. 401

The Ontario Provincial Police in Chatham-Kent pulled over a vehicle in the westbound lanes near Queen’s Ln. Saturday afternoon that was clocked at 160 km/hr.

The speed limit is 100 km/hr, so the driver was charged with racing a motor vehicle, had her license suspended, and her car impounded for seven days.

If she is convicted, she could face a fine of up to $10,000, up to six months in jail, and could have her license suspended for up to two years.

The OPP reminded the public a second conviction within ten years could mean a ten-year license suspension.

“Stunt driving or racing is one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving,” said Chatham-Kent OPP. “It puts everyone on the road at serious risk of injury or death.”

On Saturday around 3:15 p.m., a Chatham-Kent OPP officer conducting radar enforcement on Highway 401 near Queens Line says a westbound vehicle was going over 160 kilometres an hour.  

As a result, Farah Adham Al-Windawi, 50, from Windsor, has been charged with racing a motor vehicle – excessive speed.  

Her drivers licence has been suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days, as per statute.

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