Car doing double the speed limit leads to stunt driving charge for Mississauga resident
Published February 7, 2024 at 1:50 pm
A Mississauga resident is facing stunt driving charges after police west of Brantford clocked a car travelling at more than double the speed limit on a rural two-lane road around the dinner hour on Tuesday.
According to Brant OPP, the vehicle was determined to be doing 101 km/h in a 50 km/h zone while travelling on Puttown Road in Brant County just before 6 p.m. on Feb. 6.
OPP said in a news release the speeding vehicle was observed by an officer who was conducting radar enforcement along that stretch of road.
A 32-year-old Mississauga resident is charged with:
- drive motor vehicle — perform stunt — excessive speed
- speeding 50+ km/h over posted speed limit
- drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit
The accused is scheduled to appear in Brantford court on March 26.
Stunt driving in Ontario is defined as vehicles 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
Stunt driving, illegal street racing and other dangerous driving acts continue to plague roads and highways in Mississauga, Brampton and across southern Ontario.
OPP remind people that excessive speed on the roads is dangerous and can lead to collisions that cause serious injury and death.
They urge people who believe they spot an impaired and/or dangerous driver to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising