Driver in Mississauga was doing 160 without a licence, police say
Published November 26, 2021 at 9:23 pm
Ontario’s stunt driving law might be the least of the worries of a heavy-footed driver who was recently stopped by Mississauga, since they do not have a licence to suspend.
The Ontaro Provincial Police tweeted on Friday that officers from their Mississauga detachment recently arrested a motorist who was travelling at 160 km/h on Highway 410, near Hwy. 407, before they crashed into a ditch. The driver was found to be impaired and, also, had never had a driver’s licence. They were also wanted by Peel Regional Police on other infractions.
Officer: How fast were you going?
Driver: ohhh 160!!! #MississuagaOPP investigating this driver after getting stuck in the ditch. #Hwy410 at HWY407. Charged: Impaired by drug, never licensed and wanted by #PeelRegionalPolice for other violations. #SayNoToDrugs #Courtdate^td pic.twitter.com/OWWFSDKR69
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) November 27, 2021
Going 50 km/h or more above the speed limit on a highway is considered stunt driving in Ontario. Since July 1, it carries an automatic 30-day suspension for drivers who are actually licensed. The vehicle is impounded for two weeks, regardless of title and registration.
(Cover photo via OPP Highway Safety Division.)