Stunt driving charges laid against Mississauga and Brampton drivers


Published December 8, 2023 at 12:12 pm

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A Mississauga driver and another from Brampton are facing stunt driving charges after police pulled over vehicles in separate recent incidents for travelling at more than 50 km/h over the speed limit on roads northwest of Peel.

In the first incident, a 34-year-old motorist from Mississauga was charged after OPP clocked an SUV travelling well over the posted 80 km/h speed limit on Highway 6 in Centre Wellington, northwest of Mississauga and north of Hamilton.

The driver is scheduled to appear in Guelph court on Jan. 24.

Meanwhile, a 36-year-old person from Brampton faces the same stunt driving charge after Wellington County OPP tracked another SUV doing more than 50 km/h over the posted 80 km/h limit on Wellington Road 123 in the town of Minto.

The driver will appear in Guelph court next March 6.

In both cases, police say, the vehicles were impounded for 14 days and the drivers had their licences suspended for 30 days.

Stunt driving in Ontario is defined as vehicles travelling at:

  • 50 km/h or more over the speed limit where the posted limit is above 80 km/h
  • 40 km/h or more over where the limit is 80 km/h or less
  • a speed of 150 km/h or more on any road or highway

Stunt driving, illegal street racing and other dangerous driving acts continue to plague roads and highways in Mississauga, Brampton and across southern Ontario.

Peel Regional Police released results this week of their latest  Project ERASE (Eliminating Racing Activities on Streets Everywhere) and Noisemaker campaign, which concluded on Oct. 1.

They laid 783 stunt driving charges during the six-month enforcement campaign that targeted illegal street racers, dangerous drivers and other law-breakers on the roads in Mississauga and Brampton.

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