Man faces stunt driving and dangerous operation charges in Mississauga

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Published June 19, 2023 at 3:18 pm

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One person faces stunt driving charges after police stopped a vehicle in Mississauga.

Officers stopped the vehicle in the Morning Star Drive and Goreway Drive area of Malton at 11:25 p.m. on June 17, Peel Regional Police said.

One man was arrested and charged with dangerous operation – stunt driving and various equipment violations, police said.

The driver’s license is suspended for 14 days and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

There were no further details on the nature of the incident.

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Dangerous operation is defined as driving a vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public.

Stunt driving could be several things including speeding, chasing another vehicle, changing lanes repeatedly, and/or driving “without due care and attention, without reasonable consideration for other persons using the highway or in a manner that may endanger..”

It could also include lifting some or all of a car’s tires from the surface of the highway, drifting, and even driving a motor vehicle with a person in the trunk.

The Peel Regional Police have been cracking down on stunt driving and racing after complaints from the community.

This winter, several complaints came from residents near Westwood Square mall in Malton as an empty parking lot became a hot spot for racing.

The penalties for stunt driving include the possibility of arrest and a mandatory court date with a minimum fine of $2,000 to $10,000. In addition, drivers can lose their licence for 30 days, and their vehicle can be impounded for 14 days, regardless of who the registered owner is.

Upon conviction, drivers face further penalties, including a one- to three-year driver’s licence suspension, six demerit points, mandatory driver improvement courses, and up to six months in jail.

Anyone with information concerning driving-related offences within the Region of Peel can contact police at (905) 453-3311 or submit an online complaint through the Peel Regional Police.

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