Sudbury police briefs: Novice driver going 100 km over speed limit; domestic violence charges

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Speed demon caught on MR 35

At approximately 11 p.m. on Feb. 22, the Sudbury Greater Police Service arrested a 17-year-old novice driver for stunt driving.

The teen was driving 181 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Municipal Road 35; that is more than 100 km/h over the posted speed limit.

The vehicle was impounded and a court date was set. The police service reminds the public that speed kills.


Manitoulin OPP arrest suspect for domestic abuse

On Feb. 22 officers from the Manitoulin detachment of the OPP responded to a domestic disturbance in Assiginack Township.

They arrested and charged a 29-year-old from Wikwemikong First Nation with two counts of spousal assault; domestic mischief; and failure to comply with recognizance.

The accused was held in custody and will appear before the provincial court of justice in Wikwemikong.

Police did not release the accused’s name.

Victims of domestic assaults are not alone. If you have been assaulted by an intimate partner or know someone who has, there are local resources here to help. You can visit the Manitoulin Family Resources website at for assistance. You can also call the Assaulted Women’s Helpline toll-free at 1-866-863-0511 where your information will remain anonymous and confidential. If you are in an immediate crisis, dial 911.