Mini convoy pulled over by OPP
May 3rd 2010,
Ontario Provincial Police recently pulled over an entire convoy of Minis on an annual spring cruise.
Just over a week ago, approximately 50 Mini owners gathered for a drive near Barrie, Ontario. Just north of the city, cruisers caught up with and pulled over some members of the convoy, much to the surprise of the drivers.
Though organizers says the cruise had been prearranged and the OPP informed, police still laid charges. While initial reports included dozens of infractions and the involvement of the Children's Aid Society with concerns for the juvenile passengers, in reality just four vehicles were pulled over.
Three were charged with speeding at 30 km/h over the limit, as police caught up with the group as the posted speed dropped from 100 to 90km/h. One other was caught with radar detection equipment, which was confiscated and the owner fined.
What's more, reportedly, the OPP also contacted a local news station beforehand so it could film the operation. The channel's initial report was apparently inaccurate and has since been since retracted at the request of the Mini owners.
The cruise's organizers also said they've contacted the OPP since the incident in hopes of working together to avoid a repeat in the future. However, they are still awaiting a reply.
Great bunch of Nazi's eh??