London Knights goalie Joseph Raaymakers charged with racing
20-year-old Joseph Raaymakers charged with racing by OPP
Ontario provincial police have charged 20-year-old Joseph Raaymakers with racing a motor vehicle on Highway 401 near Chatham. Raaymakers played goal for the London Knights hockey club last season.
Police said an officer was conducting radar enforcement on the highway near Kent Bridge Road when, it's alleged, Raaymakers's vehicle was clocked travelling more than 180 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. It happened on April 14 at about 1 a.m.
"The OPP sees stunt driving as one of the most serious and reckless forms of aggressive driving," said Const. Jay Denorer, of the Chatham detachment. "There's no reason to go that fast. It puts everyone else on the road at serious injury or death."
Police automatically seize a driver's vehicle and licence for seven days when there's a charge of racing.
The London Knights hockey club issued a statement today saying the team is aware of the situation and still gathering information.
"The London Knights will have no further comment on this incident at this time," the statement read.
Raaymakers is from Chatham. He's scheduled to appear in court May 23.