Teen stunt driver taken off snowy Hamilton road: police
Published January 24, 2022 at 3:49 pm
The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) has been cracking down on stunt driving and made an example out of one driver Monday (Jan. 24) afternoon.
The HPS’s official Twitter account posted a photo of an Audi pulled over near a snowbank in Binbrook. The caption indicates that the 17-year-old driver was pulled over for travelling 57 km/h over the posted limit.
What made the driver’s actions even more dangerous was the “terrible” road conditions, according to police, due to the active snowfall.
17-year-old stunt driver, taken off #HamOnt streets during snowfall this afternoon.
Terrible road conditions as the snow is actively falling.
Caught going 57km/h over the speed limit.#Charged#LicenceSeizedfor30Days#VehicleImpoundedfor14Days#Drivesafe#Binbrook pic.twitter.com/AL6J16PYi7
— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) January 24, 2022
If convicted, the penalty for stunt driving (going 50 km/h over the legal limit) in Ontario can include six demerit points, a fine between $2,000 and $10,000, possible jail up to six months, seven-day impoundment of the vehicle, an immediate seven-day drivers licence suspension (30 days for a G2 driver) plus the possibility of a two-year suspension, and a 100 per cent increase to the driver’s insurance rate.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising