‘Try explaining that to your parents:’ Teen flips SUV doing donuts, say Hamilton police

Published February 22, 2022 at 10:05 am

'Try explaining that to your parents:' Hamilton teen flips SUV doing donuts, say police
Hamilton police say a teen flipped an SUV while doing donuts in a mall parking lot. (HPS photo)

The Hamilton Police Service took to Twitter to share a photo of a motor vehicle flipped on its side Tuesday (Feb. 22) morning.

Police say the SUV flipped while a teenage driver was “doing donuts” in a mall parking lot.

“The vehicle was towed and will be held for 14 days.” tweeted police. “Try explaining that to your parents.”

Doing donuts with a vehicle in a publicly-accessible space is considered stunt driving in Ontario — even if it’s an empty parking lot. The charge automatically carries a 30-day license suspension and 14-day vehicle impound. Stunt driving can also lead to a fine of up to $10,000, a 100 per cent increase to the driver’s insurance rate, and a six-month jail sentence.

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