Last night, about 20 after 10. a Guelph Police officer was operating radar on Gordon Street near the Springfield Golf course, when he spotted what he thought was a bicycle, headed in his direction.
He clocked the “vehicle” at 108 kilometers per hour in a 70 kilometer per hour zone.
Turns out, the driver of the car was wearing a battery operated headlamp. The car had no operating lights.
A 35 year old Guelph man is charged with speeding, and operating an unsafe vehicle.
The plates were taken from the vehicle, and it was towed from the scene, due to its unsafe condition.
And three, count them, three drivers in Guelph, have been busted in the past couple of days for stunt driving.
That’s driving over 50 kilometers per hour above the posted speed limit.
Each of them loses his drivers licence for a week, and his vehicle, for the same length of time.
Police were busy handing out speeding tickets yesterday. They concentrated on Paisley Road at Candlewood, where 16 were issued. And Watson Parkway at Shackleton, where another 6 were handed out.
Police are also getting reports of aggressive door to door sales people.
They say if you feel a salesperson has acted inappropriately, get in touch with the business in question.
If you think there is something fraudulent going on, call the cops.
And police are reporting a new twist to the ever-present “Canada Revenue Agency” scam.
With the threat of a postal strike looming, fraudsters are taking the opportunity to e-mail you, to confirm your social insurance number.
Guelph Police have reports of several city resident with now-compromised SIN numbers.
Police again advise, revenue canada will never contact you in this way, mail strike or not.