Emery loses his Hummer

JON WILLING, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:12 AM ET

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Former Ottawa Senators goalie Ray Emery got to know area cops again over the weekend during another traffic stop involving his infamous white Hummer.

Provincial police confirmed Grenville County OPP pulled over the Hummer around 10:30 p.m. Sunday after an officer noticed the vehicle travelling at excessive speeds on Hwy. 416.

Police charged Emery under the stunt driving provisions of the Highway Traffic Act. The Ontario law allows police to impound a vehicle if they catch it going 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit. Police did not have information on how fast they clocked the vehicle.

Police seized the Hummer and Emery's driver's licence for seven days. Now, the luxury SUV is collecting dust at a towing company's yard in Kemptville until Emery is allowed to retrieve it.

According to the law, he will be responsible for any costs associated with getting the vehicle out of the impound yard. An employee with the tow truck company yesterday wouldn't say how much they charge to release vehicles.

Emery's agent, J.P. Barry, said he had no comment on the matter.

Emery, 26, spent the recent season playing in Russia for Atlant Mytischi of the Kontinental Hockey League. After a stellar regular season, the team was eliminated earlier this month in the second round of the playoffs.

Emery finished the regular season with a 92% save percentage, a 2.12 goals against average and a record of 22-8-0. The Sens bought Emery out of his contract after the 2007-08 season and he signed with the Russian team last summer.

Sunday wasn't the first time Emery has met local OPP officers.

In May 2007, Emery was charged in a minor crash on the Queensway as he was heading to the airport to make a team charter flight. Then that September, Emery was involved in an alleged road-rage incident on the Queensway with a 65-year-old Kanata man.

In February 2008, Emery appeared on TSN's Off The Record and said that, at the time, his Hummer was being pulled over by police three or four times a week. Emery told host Michael Landsberg he had been stopped by police at least 30 times in the previous two years.

Earlier that week, Ottawa police had pulled over Emery, who was driving his Hummer, on Blair Rd. after he allegedly cut off a cruiser. Police said Emery was aggressive with officers, while Emery said he was pulled over for no reason.


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