String of stunt driving charges laid in Caledon


Published January 27, 2022 at 8:56 pm

Lead-footed drivers’ cars were impounded thrice in the last week for travelling at nearly twice the speed limit in Caledon.

The Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Caledon says they have recently charged three drivers with stunt driving, which carries an immediate 14-day vehicle impound and a 30-day driver’s license suspension.

On Wednesday night, at 11:07 p.m., OPP officers stopped a a vehicle on Hwy. 10 for going 150 km/h in a 80 km/h zone. A 25-year-old Brantford resident was charged with stunt driving.

Earlier that day, at 3:14 p.m., a driver was stopped on Horseshoe Hill Road near the Grange Sideroad, for travelling 118 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. A 33-year-old Stayner resident was charged with Stunt Driving.

Also, last Saturday (Jan. 22) at 12:25 a.m., a driver was stopped on Airport Road at Old School Road for doing 146 kmh in an 80 zone. A 20-year-old Caledon resident was charged with Stunt Driving.

If convicted, the accused drivers face a minimum $2,000 fine and/or a six-month period of incarceration. A further driver’s license suspension can be imposed by the court as well.

Ontario stiffened its stunt driving laws last year. The threshold is now 40 km/h above the posted speed limit; previously it was 50. The automatic license suspension also used to be just seven days.

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