Driver charged speeding at 186 km/h on Mississauga highway
Published April 8, 2023 at 10:21 am
The OPP have charged a 35-year-old from Mississauga with stunt driving after he was caught speeding at 186 km/hr on Hwy 403 last night.
On Friday (Apr. 7) shortly after 10:15 p.m., police observed a carless driver going 186 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Hwy 403/Eglinton.
Police stopped the car and charged the driver with a 30 day license suspension and the vehicle will be impounded for 14 days.
Officers urge drivers to rethink their ‘need for speed’ as they will face consequences that include the following:
- A driving suspension
- The vehicle will be towed and impounded —at the owners expense
- The driver will spend the day in court which could result in 6 months in jail
- Fines up to $10,000
Recently, stunt driving is becoming a greater concern as it is now a Peel wide problem.
According to City of Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, who for the past year or so has been pushing Peel Regional Police to take action against the illegal and noisy behaviour at Westwood Square mall in Malton among other areas, police laid numerous charges against offenders across the city in March.
“People may get hurt or someone’s going to get killed,” commented Parrish.
And with warmer weather on the way in spring and summer, it’s a possibility the problem will get worse.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising