YouTube Video Helps Renfrew Police Catch Speeder

Renfrew Police stopped and charged two drivers for excessive speeding on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009. At least one of the drivers is believed to have starred in several YouTube videos featuring “Frew Boyz” racing and speeding through town.

Since the videos showed up on YouTube around this time last year, police have made a special effort to catch those featured.

Thursday night, they caught two speeders and recognized one of the vehicles from the YouTube videos. Two Renfrew men, aged 20 and 28, were charged with travelling 86 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

Police say the Frew Boyz YouTube videos show cars racing and screaming past the camera. There are currently ten of the videos posted on the site.

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Teens Pulled Over Doing 132 in a 60KM/H Zone

RCMP officers pulled over a car full of teenagers on the Ottawa River Parkway last Wednesday, March 18th, after their speed was clocked at 132 km/h in a 60km/h zone.

When the officers called a tow truck to retrieve the car for impoundment under excessive speeding laws, the driver told them there were two more teens in the trunk.

Despite the dangers of riding in the trunk of a vehicle, it is not illegal. Ottawa-area police say this practice – which is known as “trunking” – is not common, but at least one serious collision involving the practice has occurred in the area within the past few years.

The driver faces charges under speeding provisions of the Highway Traffic Act. His licence was suspended and his car impounded under amendments to the Highway Traffic Act introduced in October 2007, which are aimed at street and stunt racers.

In the previous “trunking” incident a 16-year-old boy suffered critical injuries after he and his friend were riding inside the trunk of a car that lost control, struck a hydro pole, and then crashed into the front porch of a house.

The boy was taken to hospital with multiple fractures and internal bleeding. He has since recovered. The trunk area of the car received the most damage in the incident.

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Teen Driver Clocked at 194 km/h

A 17-year-old boy was pulled over on a Brampton highway after his speed was clocked in at 194 km/h, nearly 100 km’s over the speed limit. He was driving a Toyota Avalon registered to his parents.

The teen was given a stunt driving charge, and faces additional charges of having more than a zero blood alcohol concentration with a G2 licence, and consuming liquor under age.

His car was also impounded and his licence revoked for a week.

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