Some unlucky (and likely hungry) person in Ontario did not get their Uber Eats order last night after Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in Kitchener-Waterloo busted a delivery driver who was just a bit too determined to get the patron their food on time.
The OPP Highway Safety Division tweeted details about the thwarted delivery, where Cambridge OPP stopped a driver travelling an incomprehensible 160 km/h — showing the dangerous lengths some drivers are willing to go to in order to get customers their meals.
Uber eats delivery driver never made his delivery…stopped by #CambridgeOPP for going 160km/h on #Hwy7/8 at Fischer Hallman Road in Kitchener. #14DayVehicleImpound #30DayLicenceSuspension pic.twitter.com/Dy2IaTRtNZ
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) April 3, 2023
The driver was tagged by a radar gun on Highway 7/8 (Conestoga Parkway) and was eventually pulled over by police at Fischer Hallman Road in Kitchener. The speed limit along this stretch is 90 km/h, a speed the driver allegedly exceeded by 70 km/h.
Police state the driver’s vehicle was placed in impound for two weeks, and their licence has been suspended for 30 days.
Must be a rush delivery
— Yaser Sultan (@yasersultan84) April 3, 2023
It’s safe to assume that the customer was at least refunded for their meal, though several commenters feel for the Uber Eats customer whose driver flew a bit too close to the sun.
The customer is going to sleep hungry 😋
— Ssebuliba Nsereko 🇨🇦 🇫🇷 🇰🇪 🇺🇬 (@nserekothegreat) April 3, 2023
One commenter wonders if the cops completed the delivery, which has indeed happened in now-viral videos where officers surprise customers at their doors with food in hand.
Did you bring the person their food? Lol.
— Jeanette (@Flintholm1973) April 3, 2023
Police and delivery drivers play what feels like a cat-and-mouse game on highways as well as city streets.
Drivers and representing organizations have spoken out about ticketing of illegally parked food couriers in the past, though I highly doubt any of them are going to swoop in this time to defend dangerous driving.