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CanadaAmerican driver with 9 passengers charged with stunt driving on Hwy. 7: Peterborough County OPP

21:26  03 september  2019
21:26  03 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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American driver with 9 passengers charged with stunt driving on Hwy. 7: Peterborough County OPP © File / Global News A man from New York is accused of stunt driving along Highway 7 east of Peterborough.

An American faces stunt driving charges following a traffic stop along Highway 7 east of Peterborough on Monday afternoon.

Peterborough County OPP say just after 2 p.m., an officer clocked a vehicle allegedly travelling 142 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone in Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township.

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Police say there were nine occupants in the vehicle at the time. The type of vehicle was not disclosed.

Japheth Ozatea, 26, of New York City, was charged with stunt driving in relation to excessive speed.

His driver's licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded, both for seven days.

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Nov. 21.

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