BRACEBRIDGE — A “novice” driver charged with stunt driving faces numerous charges in addition to speeding, including open alcohol and dangerous operation of a vehicle

Provincial police say that on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at 1:10 a.m., while on general patrol in the town of Bracebridge, an OPP officer noticed a vehicle travelling on Taylor Road at a very high rate of speed with no lights on.

The vehicle turned onto Cedar Lane and sped past the OPP detachment at more than twice the posted speed limit.

Police say the officer was able to stop the vehicle and conducted an investigation that resulted in 22-year-old Taylor Forester, of Bracebridge, being charged with:

  • Stunt Driving (Racing a Motor Vehicle – Excessive Speed) HTA 172(1);
  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle CC 320.13(1);
  • Novice Driver – Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Above Zero HTA 44.1(3);
  • And Driving a Motor Vehicle with Open Container of Alcohol LLA 32(1).

He is to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Bracebridge on Oct. 8, to answer to his charges.

The immediate mandatory driver’s licence suspension when an operator’s BAC is above 50 mg/100 mL of blood is three days and furthermore the driver’s licence suspension for a stunt driving offense is seven days along with a seven day vehicle impoundment.

Police pulled over a speeding driver who had open alcohol at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday.