Ontario Provincial Police say that a 35-year-old Brampton man is facing charges after he was caught going 180 km/hour on Highway 410 in the GTA. When police pulled him over, they discovered that the man was intoxicated behind the wheel. He also had two young children in the car.
CBC Breaking News reported this morning that the man registered more than three times above the legal limit of alcohol. The kids are just four and seven years old.
OPP officers have laid charges and the Children's Aid Society has been called as well. Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt tweeted at 7:30 AM this morning that the man has been charged with impaired driving, over 80 mg/alcohol in 100 ml/blood and stunt driving.
4 and 7 year old kids in vehicle driven by a 35 year old man from Brampton was stopped for driving over 180 km/hr on #Hwy410— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) December 10, 2018
Driver registered over 3X the legal limit of alcohol
•Over 80mg/alc in 100ml/blood
Ontarians are already responding to the tweet saying that the penalties should be doubled because the children's safety was put at risk. Some also believe that driver's name should be publicly released, as part of the OPP's new initiative to publicly shame drunk drivers.
The penalties and fines need to be increased substantially for drunk driving and names should be published!!— Miss Carole @Rowan (@cazzjenkins) December 10, 2018
Can’t believe this. There is no excuse for why he was driving this fast. Penalties need to be more harsh for people like this.— Chris Wallace (@scuba_74) December 10, 2018
Glad you caught him. Assume these were obviously all the possible charges? Wondering about something like reckless endangerment (if that's a thing here) since those kids lives were clearly at risk.— adtrace (@adtrace) December 10, 2018
Penalties aren't strong enough.— Sconor (@sconorth) December 10, 2018
The OPP has yet to release the driver's name. But, more details from the OPP newsroom or a Twitter update from Sgt. Schmidt is expected to follow.