Brampton resident faces a stunt driving charge


Published January 31, 2022 at 6:03 pm

A Brampton resident might have to find alternative modes of transportation to get back from Northern Ontario last weekend.

The Ontario Provincial Police said that a 26-year-old person from Brampton was charged with stunt driving in Sudbury on Sunday morning. As per a media release from the OPP Nipissing West detachment, the driver was stopped for travelling at 145 kilometres per hour in a posted 90 km/h zone on Highway 69, City of Greater Sudbury.

They were charged under the Highway Traffic Act. Ontario’s stunt driving law calls for an automatic 30-day licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

Anyone caught going 40 km/h or more in a zone of 80 km/h or higher can be charged with stunt driving in Ontario. Last year, the province also increased the licence-suspension and vehicle-impoundment penalties.

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