Haldimand OPP has charged a 28-year-old man with racing a motor vehicle.

OPP were conducting patrols on Highway 56 in York Friday evening when a north bound vehicle caught their attention. The vehicle was travelling at speeds more than two and a half times the posted 60 km/hour speed limit.

Police stopped the car and subsequently charged 28-year-old Michael Roberts of Hamilton with racing a motor vehicle under the Highway Traffic Act. 

His driver’s licence was seized and suspended for seven days. His vehicle was seized at the scene and impounded for seven days.


Last Monday morning, a county employee had seen some individuals at the intersection of County Line and Concession 9 Walpole near the Haldimand and Norfolk County border in Townsend where, it was later discovered, a rubber replica of a stop sign was placed over the real one and also attached was an envelope with clues for a treasure hunt game.

The individuals were not located.

OPP is reminding the public that any tampering or removal of any traffic signs could not only result in criminal charges, it could cause collisions and put lives at serious risk.

OPP is asking anyone who may have any information about any person tampering with traffic signs to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.