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Police nab two drivers for racing on Highway 3

The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding drivers that speeding gets you nowhere fast.

The OPP said two vehicles were stopped for racing in separate incidents on Highway 3, the first on Wednesday night and the other early Thursday morning. Both were going at 130 kilometres per hour in a posted 80 kilometres per hour zone.

A 36-year-old Kingsville man was stopped by a traffic enforcement officer around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Constable Jim Root. A 49-year-old Windsor man was pulled over around 2 a.m. on Thursday.

Both drivers have had their licences suspended and their vehicles impounded in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario. Each will have a chance to respond to the charges in a Windsor courtroom on June 24.

With the long Victoria Day weekend approaching, the OPP wants drivers to understand that officers will aggressively patrol county roads looking for people who are not driving responsibly. Police said the extra expense, loss of driving privileges, and higher insurance premiums that often accompany a conviction are not worth it.

“Speeds in excess of 50 kilometres per hour of posted limits put not only those committing these offences in danger but other law-abiding motorists travelling these roadways with them,” Root said in a media release.