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Driver accused of travelling 60 km/h over speed limit in school zone

Driver and passenger attempted to switch positions during traffic stop; vehicle began to roll backwards towards cruiser: Police
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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TOWNSHIP OF CENTRE WELLINGTON - On Oct. 18, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Wellington County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a driving complaint from the owner of a vehicle dealership regarding one of its loaner vehicles being operated erratically. The complainant had received numerous driving complaints that occurred in and around the Fergus area and needed to locate the vehicle.

Police patrolled the area and located the grey sedan on Kelsowood Lane in Fergus. Officers observed the vehicle roll through several intersections that were controlled by stop signs without coming to complete stops. Police continued to follow the vehicle and locked it on radar at more than 100 km/h in a 40 km/h school zone. Police conducted a traffic stop and as the driver and passenger attempted to switch positions, the vehicle began to roll back towards the cruiser, however, the operator did manage to put the vehicle into park before they collided.

Further investigation revealed that the driver was suspended from operating a motor vehicle.

Jaymz Tilcox, 22-years-old of Southgate Township has been charged with race a motor vehicle, careless driving, fail to take precaution against vehicle being set in motion, and drive while under suspension (two counts) contrary to the Highway Traffic Act and is scheduled to appear in Guelph Provincial Offences Court on Jan. 15, 2020. The driver's licence and vehicle were seized for a period of seven days as per statute.

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