Durham Police yesterday reported that a 40-year-old Bowmanville man is facing charges after driving more than 100 kilometers an hour over the speed limit — while impaired.
On November 5 at about 1:46 am, an East Division officer conducting speed enforcement observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on Regional Road 57 north of Boundary Road. The vehicle was recorded travelling 185 km/hour in an 80 km/hour zone. The officer followed the vehicle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle made a sharp turn down a side street and pulled over suddenly. The officer was able to arrest the male without incident, said a police statement.
It is believed the male was involved in a domestic incident near Liberty Street North and Longworth Avenue in Bowmanville which was investigated by members of East Division.
A 40-year-old Bowmanville male is charged with: Assault; Refuse to Provide Breath Sample; Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Stunt Driving and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. His car was seized and his license suspended.
Anyone with new information about this incident is asked to call Cst. Birmingham of East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1687.
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