Caledon cops bust alleged street racers and stunt drivers

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Published December 7, 2021 at 12:24 pm

Police in Caledon reportedly clocked a driver going 160 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Dec. 3, 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police)

Two teen drivers from Caledon won’t be going fast or furious anytime soon after being charged for street racing on the weekend.

Just before 11:00 p.m. on Friday, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say an officer in Caledon saw two vehicles driving side-by-side head northbound on Coleraine Dr. just north of Mayfield Rd.

Police say the drivers were moving “at extremely high rates of speed,” and officers pulled over the speedsters before they could enter the round-about at Emil Kolb Pkwy.

The teens were reportedly both driving in their parent’s rides when they were pulled over.

Police have charged the two 18-year-old drivers with racing a motor vehicle, which comes with a 14-day vehicle impoundment and a 30-day driver’s license suspension.

The late night drag race was just the start of a busy weekend for speed demons on Caledon roads.

About half an hour later, police say they stopped a driver going 160 km/h in an 80 km/h zone on Dixie Rd. near Old School Rd.

The OPP have charged a 28-year-old driver from Tottenham with stunt driving.

And on Saturday, an officer patrolling Hwy 10 in Caledon Village reportedly stopped a vehicle going 104 km/h in a 60km/h speed zone just after 7:00 p.m.

Police say a 23-year-old driver from Brampton was also charged with stunt driving in that incident.

The OPP says the accused drivers face a minimum of $2000 fine and a possible six months in prison if convicted.

The court could also A further driver’s license suspension can be imposed by the court as well.

All drivers are scheduled to appear in the Caledon Provincial Offences Court in January.

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