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Fire truck seized for street racing
Ontario Provincial Police seized a fire truck after the vehicle was seen travelling in excess of 70 km/h over the posted speed limit. The driver was not responding to an emergency.

October 20, 2008
By OPP

The following press release was posted on the Ontario Provincial Police website on Oct. 17.

Oct. 17, 2008, Poitras Township – An officer from the Highway Safety Division, North Bay,
seized a fire truck yesterday afternoon on Highway 63 as a result of the Street
Racing Legislation.

On October 16th, 2008, at approximately 6:30 pm, the
officer was travelling on Highway 63 when he observed a vehicle overtake another
vehicle near the crest of a hill.

The vehicle was travelling in excess of 70
km/h of the posted speed limit.

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The driver, a fireman, was operating a Fire
Department Emergency/Rescue Response vehicle, GMC Yukon. He was not responding
to an emergency call at the time.

As a result of his actions, John P. DANDY, 31
years old of Kipawa, Quebec, was charged under the Street Racing Legislation,
s.172 and with driving left of center – approaching crest of grade, s. 149 of the
Highway Traffic Act.

His driver’s licence was seized and suspended for seven days as
well as the Fire Department Emergency/Rescue Response vehicle was towed and also
seized for seven days.


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