Blyth driver charged with racing

MORRIS-TURNBERRY – A resident of Blyth has been charged under the Stunt Driving legislation after getting stopped on July 28 by Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Shortly before 10 a.m. on July 28, a Huron OPP officer was patrolling southbound on London Road when a pickup truck was observed passing a car a high rate of speed travelling northbound. A radar device was used to measure the speed of the vehicle, showing a rate in excess of 50 km/h over the posted 90 km/h zone.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was subsequently charged.

The driver, 64-year-old Michael Walsh from Blyth, has been charged with race a motor vehicle – speeding by 50 km/h or more.

A seven-day driver’s licence suspension and a 14-day vehicle impoundment is now in effect.

Walsh is scheduled to appear in Goderich court on Sept. 21 to answer to the charge.