OPP officer stops two stolen vehicles along Hwy. 401 in eastern Ontario

(Source: OPP)

An OPP officer hit the brakes on two stolen vehicles along Highway 401 in eastern Ontario.

In the first investigation, the officer stopped a jeep going 155 km/h on Hwy. 401 on Saturday.

Ontario Provincial Police say the vehicle had been stolen.

The 22-year-old driver is facing several criminal charges, and a charge of stunt driving.

Hours later, the same officer stopped another stolen vehicle along Hwy. 401, according to police.

Five people were taken into custody as part of the investigation.

#OPPTIME were very busy on the 401 today. The white jeep had been stolen, the 22yr old driver now faces several criminal charges as well as stunt driving for 155km/h. The same officer stopped another stolen Jerp hours later. 5 people are in custody regarding that incident. ^sm pic.twitter.com/gOuDxfXlP0

— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) July 3, 2022