Canadian Manufacturing

9 charged while delivering cars to Ford plant in Oakville, Ont.

Police said drivers worked for company hired by automaker to shuttle vehicles from storage lot to plant



OAKVILLE, Ont.—Nine people face racing charges after police say a pack of vehicles being taken to a Ford Motor Co. plant were clocked doing twice the speed limit in Oakville, Ont.

Halton regional police say they received numerous calls about a group of vehicles travelling at high speed on Trafalgar Road in the city west of Toronto—with many callers saying the vehicles appeared to be racing.

Officers set up a speed measuring device and police say nine vehicles were spotted driving in a tight pack and clocked at speeds ranging from 120 to 127 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone.

The vehicles were all pulled over and eight men and one woman—who range in age from 26 to 52 years old—were charged with racing a motor vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act.

Police say the new vehicles were being moved to the Ford plant in Oakville from a storage lot in nearby Milton, Ont., and the drivers were employees of a company hired by the automaker to shuttle vehicles.

All were released and are scheduled to appear in court on May 13.

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