Suspended driver in Hamilton went double the speed limit


Published August 22, 2022 at 2:47 pm

For the the second time in under a week, a driver in Hamilton was charged with stunt driving after travelling at more freeway-appropriate speeds in a 60 km/h zone.

The Hamilton Police (HPS) also say this latest Mr. (or Ms.) Heavyfoot was a suspended driver. They were charged after police said they were travelling at 133 km/h in a 60 zone. The minimum for a stunt driving charge would have been 100 km/h, or 40 over the speed limit.

A stunt driving charge triggers an automatic 14-day impound of the vehicle and 30-day licence suspension for the driver, when their licence is valid and in good standing. A conviction can also result in a fine of up to $10,000 or up to six months in prison.

Police said the stop was made by their transportation safety unit (TSU). They did not give a location. But a photo of the offending driver’s white sedan on a flatbed truck showed a rural-looking setting.

Last Wednesday, HPS said a driver was clocked at 134 km/h in a 60 zone on Binbrook Rd. in South Hamilton.

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