Deepan Budlakoti, a man who lives in Canada and is currently fighting deportation, was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for stunt driving.
Budlakoti was arrested on Saturday, Oct. 10 for travelling 165 km/h on Highway 417 where the posted speed limit is 100 km/h while on his way home from visiting a friend near Casselman. In Ontario, a stunt driving/racing charge applies to anyone going 50 km/h or higher over the posted speed limit.
The OPP told the Ottawa Citizen that Budlakoti was “arrested and charged” after the incident. Budlakoti has denied this. “It’s a ticket,” he told the Citizen. The OPP stated that he must appear before a judge to receive a fine.
Budlakoti also had the car he was driving, a rented Chevrolet Camaro, impounded for seven days and had his drivers licence revoked for seven days.
This comes after the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada eased the conditions of his deportation order. The updated conditions state that he must report to border officials within 48 hours of any arrest, accusation, or conviction. Budlakoti told the Citizen that no such arrest took place.