Mississauga resident charged with stunt driving after car tracked doing 180 km/h

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Published November 1, 2022 at 10:51 am

A Mississauga resident is among three people facing stunt driving charges in connection with several incidents over the weekend near Peterborough.

According to Peterborough OPP, an officer clocked a vehicle travelling at 180 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone along Hwy. 7 in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township just before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday (Oct. 30).

The car was pulled over and police charged the 26-year-old driver, of Mississauga, with drive motor vehicle/perform stunt/excessive speed and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The person charged also had their licence suspended for 30 days and the vehicle was impounded for two weeks.

The Mississauga motorist will appear in Peterborough court on Dec. 6.

On Saturday afternoon, shortly after 2 p.m., OPP clocked another speeding vehicle along the same stretch of Hwy. 7.

This car was moving at 157 km/h in the posted 80 km/h zone, police say.

The driver, a 38-year-old Tweed, ON resident, was also charged with stunt driving and excessive speed. An additional drug charge was laid as police found cannabis in the vehicle.

The driver had their licence suspended and car impounded.

Meanwhile, a third driver was charged with stunt driving in the area as police tracked a vehicle moving at 175 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone on County Rd. 40 near Peterborough on Sunday at about 3:30 p.m.

The driver, a 51-year-old Peterborough-area resident, also had their licence suspended and vehicle impounded.

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