Teen driver stopped at nearly 240 km/h on QEW in Hamilton
Published November 8, 2022 at 6:57 pm
A teenage driver was clocked driving down the highway at well over twice the speed limit in Hamilton.
The driver, 19, was headed down Queen Elizabeth Way through Stoney Creek “the other morning,” according to the OPP. It must have been fairly early as the attached photos of the police release show it was still dark.
Officers based in Burlington who patrol Queen Elizabeth Way clocked the car on radar at 239 km/h. When they caught up to the car, the driver told them, “I didn’t realize I was going so fast.”
The driver was charged with stunt driving, a charge issued any time a driver exceeds a 100 km/h speed limit by 50 km/h. The charge comes with a 30-day license suspension and a two-week car impound automatically.
If convicted a driver may net a one to three-year driving suspension, six demerit points, a jail term and up to $10,000 in fines.
#BurlingtonOPP stopped a 19yr old driver on the #QEW in #StoneyCreek the other morning. "I didn't realize I was going so fast", was their explanation to the officer. Charged #stuntdriving ^kw#slowdown #ArriveAlive pic.twitter.com/19G8PHEjy5
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) November 8, 2022