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.
Driving a company vehicle is not an excuse to be on your cell phone, let alone 2 at the same time🤦♂️. Believe it or not, it happened today at Baseline and Merivale.— OPS Traffic Unit (@OPSTrafficCM) July 6, 2021
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.