Police chase in Oshawa leads to stunt driving charges for Brampton man


Published March 18, 2024 at 9:55 am

Durham Speed trap

A Brampton man faces stunt driving charges after allegedly leading police on a chase in Oshawa.

Durham Regional Police report officers spotted a car driving unsafely near Simcoe St. and Valley Dr. in the city’s south end at around 3:30 a.m. on March 16.

The officers tried to pull the car over. However, police allege it took off from the area. Police followed the car for a little while until it blew a tire and had to stop.

The driver, 20 of Brampton, was arrested without any further incident. He’s charged with stunt driving, dangerous driving, fleeing police, driving with a suspended license, racing, and driving without insurance.

He was released with conditions and a summons to attend provincial court. Another 30 days have been added to his suspension and his car has been impounded for two weeks.

Stunt driving is one of Ontario’s harshest driving charges. If convicted, the driver could lose his license for one to three years and face a fine of at least $2,000 for a first offence.

Stunt driving charges automatic if a driver exceeds 40 km/h over the speed limit in an 80 km/h or less zone.


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