10 vehicles impounded and 60 charges laid in stunt driving crack down in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published April 12, 2023 at 8:40 am

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Police took 10 vehicles off the road and laid more than 60 charges targeting stunt driving in Mississauga and Brampton during the Easter long weekend.

Peel Regional Police’s Road Safety Services Safer Roads Team targeted aggressive and high-risk drivers using various investigative tactics and analytics, Peel Regional Police said in a press release.

More than 60 Highway Traffic Act charges were laid — including street racing, police said.

Over the weekend, more than 35 Provincial Summonses were issued to drivers requiring them to attend court and answer to a Justice of the Peace.

Additionally, more than 20 Provincial Offence Notices were issued, and 10 vehicles were impounded in stunt driving investigations.

There were 34 charges laid in Mississauga and 12 charges laid in Brampton, police tell insauga.com.

In Mississauga, police patrolled the following areas: Erin Mills Parkway/Britannia Road; Tomken Road/Meyerside Drive; Laird Road/Collegeway; and Derry Road/Cattrick Street.

In Brampton, police were at Steeles Avenue/Mississauga Road; Dixie Road/Bovaird Drive; and Countryside Drive/Bloom Drive.

During the weekend, drivers were caught on video speeding down a Mississauga street.

“Stunt driving has no place on our roadways and will not be tolerated,” police noted in the release. “The Peel Regional Police and the Safer Roads Team remain steadfast in their efforts to target this wanton disregard for public safety and bring those drivers to justice.”

The penalties for stunt driving include the possibility of arrest and a mandatory court date with a minimum fine of $2,000 to $10,000. In addition, drivers can lose their licence for 30 days, and their vehicle can be impounded for 14 days, regardless of who the registered owner is.

Upon conviction, drivers face further penalties, including a one to three year driver’s licence suspension, six demerit points, mandatory driver improvement courses, and up to six months in jail.

Anyone with information concerning driving-related offences within the Region of Peel can contact police at (905) 453-3311 or submit an online complaint through the Peel Regional Police.

If driving-related violations are observed on a 400 series highway, motorists can call *677 (*OPP) to report the incident to the Ontario Provincial Police.

Anonymous information may be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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