Driver ‘needed to use the bathroom’ stopped going nearly 100 km/h over the limit in Brampton

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Published November 28, 2023 at 3:24 pm

A lead-footed driver in need of a bathroom has been taken off the road after police say he was caught going nearly 100 kilometres per hour over the speed limit in Brampton.

The traffic stop happened on Monday evening in the area of Queen Street East and Goreway Drive, according to Peel Regional Police.

Police say officers clocked a 26-year-old man from Caledon driving at 153 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

But when giving a reason for the high rate of speed, police say the man said “he needed to use the bathroom.”

Police say the 26-year-old Caledon man was charged with stunting and hit with a 30-day licence suspension. The vehicle was also impounded for 14 days.

The incident is at least the second time in recent months that an Ontario driver in need of a bathroom has been stopped for speeding.

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In September, the OPP said an officer at Highway 400 and Highway 89 near Innisfil stopped a 24-year-old man from Brampton who was spotted travelling at an “excessive speed” in the southbound lanes of Highway 400.

Police say the driver was clocked at 167 km/h, and told officers he had to use the bathroom. That driver was also charged and faced a 30-day licence suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

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