OPP say they are surprised no one was injured after stopping a man travelling over 200 km/hr on a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol.
NORFOLK COUNTY - A 33 year old man from South West Oxford is lucky no one was injured after being caught travelling 200 km/hr while under the influence of alcohol. The man is facing a laundry list of charges as a result.
OPP investigated the incident at an Erie Boulevard address in Long Point on Sunday, after a concerned citizen made the call to police.
While investigating the situation on Highway 59, officers were shocked to witness the cyclist narrowly missing a collision with a police vehicle and an innocent motorist travelling the opposite direction.
Charged is Matthew Robert Vansickle of South West Oxford Township. He is facing the following offences;
Driving while ability impaired by alcohol
Driving with more than 80mgs of alcohol
Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
Use Plate not authorized
Driving without a licence
Vansickle is scheduled to appear in Simcoe court at a later date.
Inspector Joseph Varga, Detachment Commander with Norfolk County OPP says this could have ended tragically.
"The officer responding to the call for service was a veteran officer who later indicated that the speed that the rider was travelling would have not only killed the operator, it would have also killed the officer responding to the call, if they had collided."