Car caught doing 200 km/h on highway in southwestern Ontario; Mississauga resident charged


Published July 10, 2024 at 2:49 pm

Mississauga resident charged with stunt driving near London.

A Mississauga resident faces stunt driving and other charges after police clocked a vehicle travelling at 200 km/h — double the posted speed limit — on Highway 401 near London.

Middlesex County OPP said in a news release issued on Wednesday the car was pulled over just before 1 a.m. on June 21 on a westbound stretch of the busy highway in Thames Centre, just east of London.

The posted speed limit in the area is 100 km/h, police said.

A 24-year-old Mississauga resident was subsequently charged with drive motor vehicle perform stunt/excessive speed in addition to failing to provide both driver’s licence and insurance card.

Their licence was suspended for 30 days and the vehicle was impounded for two weeks.

The accused will appear in court at a later date.

Stunt driving in Ontario is defined as travelling at:

  • 50 km/h or more over the speed limit where the posted limit is above 80 km/h
  • 40 km/h or more over where the limit is 80 km/h or less
  • a speed of 150 km/h or more on any road or highway

Drivers who are involved in stunt driving and street racing could be subject to:

  • 30-day licence suspension at roadside
  • 14-day vehicle impoundment at roadside (whether it’s your vehicle or not)
  • minimum fine of $2,000 and a maximum of $10,000
  • jail term of up to six months
  • six demerit points
  • upon conviction, a further licence suspension of one year for the first conviction, three to 10 years for the second conviction and an indefinite suspension for third conviction
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