Ottawa police lay 13 stunt driving charges Friday night

An Ottawa Police cruiser is seen near the Elgin Street police station in Ottawa, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Ottawa police continue to crack down on speeding in the city, laying another 13 stunt driving charges Friday night, including to one person who was going double the speed limit on Bronson Avenue.

In a tweet, the Ottawa Police Service traffic unit said, of the 13 people stopped for stunt driving Friday, one was going 135 km/h on Fallowfield Road, where the speed limit is 80 km/h, and another driver was caught going 121 km/h on Bronson Avenue, where the limit is 60 km/h.

The charge of stunt driving, which is issued to drivers exceeding the posted speed limit by 50 km/h or more, includes a seven-day licence suspension. The driver's vehicle is also impounded for a week.

In addition to the stunt driving charges, the police service's "Project Noisemaker" enforcement blitz also resulted in 46 Highway Traffic Act charges for things like speeding, cellphone use, and having an improper muffler, the traffic unit said.

The Ottawa Police Service's "Project Noisemaker" began May 1. It is aimed at tackling "an increase in unsafe activity on Ottawa roads" since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to police.

The blitz will continue this weekend.

Traffic officers were out last night for project #NoiseMaker on Fallowfield Dr and Bronson Av.
13 �� were stopped for #StuntDriving
135km in an 80 km /hr zone on Fallowfield Dr.
121km in a 60 km/hr zone on Bronson Av.

— OPS Traffic Unit (@OPSTrafficCM) June 5, 2021

Another 46 HTA tickets were issued for speeding, cell phone and improper muffler to name a few.
Officers will be out again tonight.@OttawaPolice #GetThereWithCare

— OPS Traffic Unit (@OPSTrafficCM) June 5, 2021