SIMCOE ONTARIO CANADA / FROM OPP POLICE FILES AND RELEASES
BY: RICK WALKER - SST CAR SHOW NEWS
Holy traffic stop!
Provincial Police in Simcoe Ontario Canada pulled over an unusual suspect this long Easter weekend, when they spotted "The Batmobile" cruising through their territory. It turns out the car is owned by a young man who is from Brampton Ontario, and was on his way to visit a sick child.
Constable Ed Sanchuck says the "Dark Knight" was driving just under the posted speed limit of 60 kilometers per hour. Still the caped crusader was pulled over long enough for a safety chat, to have his vehicle inspected, and to pose for a picture.
“What a nice young man, Batman is! He was driving his ‘Batmobile’– and what an awesome car it is. It was very interesting to speak to this man, but more importantly– Batman was actually driving under 80 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone for everyone’s safety. It looks like a pretty quick car, but he was driving sensibly.”
It turns out Batman was driving a street legal vehicle. However police used the opportunity to issue a long weekend safety reminder for all motorists.
“We’re really looking forward to the Easter Weekend and we’re just making sure that everyone will be acting in a mature, and responsible manner. You will see an increased police presence on roadways throughout the course of the weekend– but more importantly, you may run into the ‘Batmobile’ yourself, so be very careful.”
Look for the Batmobile on Ontario highways and at area car show in the months ahead. With the warm weather upon the caped crusader's custom ride is likely to show up from time to time.
For those who are wondering, the Batmobile was not an original. It is a tribute car, but it does look just like the 1980's Michael Keaton Batmobile.