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Driver with two phones, motorcycle doubling speed limit highlight busy day policing Ottawa roads

Police say the driver handling two cell phones while driving was in a commercial vehicle.
2021-07-06 motorcycle speeding
Motorcycle impounded after Ottawa police catch it travelling 160 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone on Uplands Drive, July 6, 2021. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service Traffic Unit has had a busy day dealing with some unique drivers on local roads.

Around 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 6, the traffic unit tweeted about a vehicle being stopped after going 181 km/hr on the Highway 417 off ramp to Innes Road. That driver's licence was suspended for seven days and their vehicle was impounded for two weeks.

A few hours later, officers say they caught a commercial driver on, not one cell phone, but two while making their way down Baseline Road at Merivale Road. That driver was issued a $615 ticket for distracted driving and a three day licence suspension.

Then, just after 4 p.m., police reported an M1 motorcycle driver had been charged after being caught going 160 km/hr in an 80 km/hr area on Uplands Drive. That vehicle was also impounded for 14 days and officers issued a seven-day licence suspension for the driver.

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