On June 6th, 2021 at approximately 12:15AM, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service was conducting general patrol duties in the District of Tsi Snaihne (Snye), QC, when two vehicles were observed traveling at a high rate of speed in the same direction on Wade Lafrance Memorial Road.

Police conducted a traffic stop on one of the vehicles involved in the incident. The operator, a young person, admitted to racing a second vehicle. A driver’s license check revealed the young person possessed a valid learner’s permit. The parents of the young person were contacted and requested to attend the scene. The young person received citations for:

  • Racing a motor vehicle
  • License holder not complying with conditions attached to license

Street racing and stunt driving threatens the safety of not only those who are racing, but also other motorist and pedestrians. High speeds decrease driver reaction time and increases the risk of losing control of a vehicle and causing a collision.

In July 2021, roadside vehicle impoundment and license suspensions will increase as a result of new legislation to help stop stunt driving and street racing.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is committed to reduced vehicle collisions and enhance road safety for all road motorists and pedestrians in the community of Akwesasne.