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.