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.

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.

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