February 10, 2009
The Hamilton Spectator
BRANTFORD – The OPP have charged one of their own with stunt driving.
The OPP said today an intelligence officer has been charged with speeding after getting caught going 65 km over the limit.
Brant County OPP clocked the unmarked cruiser doing 165 km/h in a 100 zone on Highway 403 Jan. 31.
Detective Constable Heidi Fischer, who has been with the OPP four years, was on duty at the time.
But OPP Inspector Dave Ross said today an investigation found that the officer was not within the lawful execution of her duties at the time. Ross is deputy director of the OPP corporate communications bureau.
Ross did not say what time of day the car was stopped or if there was any other traffic on the highway.
Fischer is posted to the provincial operations intelligence bureau at OPP general headquarters in Orillia.
Her driver’s licence was suspended for the required seven days and the OPP unmarked vehicle was impounded for the same amount of time.
Fischer is charged with driving 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.
She will appear in Brantford provincial court March 24.
Section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act covering high speeds is a law OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino has championed in a highly publicized bid to crack down on “stunt driving” in the province.