Two charged with stunt driving after doing ‘rear wheel burnouts’ in parking lots


Published September 4, 2023 at 12:06 pm

A car that was doing dangerous "burnouts" is towed from the scene after its driver was charged. (Photo: Peel Regional Police)

Two men have been charged with stunt driving offences after being caught in a parking lot last night.

On Monday (Sept. 4) Peel Regional Police say two 20-year-olds were performing donuts & burnouts in parking lots on Sunday night.

Officers did not specify the exact location where the drivers were apprehended.

Both men had their driver’s licenses suspended for 30 days, and vehicles impounded for two weeks.

Police are advising drivers that committing such stunts is dangerous and illegal.


Vehicle of stunt driver being towed (Sept. 3 2023) Photo by: Peel Regional Police

Stunt driving, revving, and racing cars in parking lots such as malls and industrial areas late at night  has been a continuous issue for the Peel region, though police have been cracking down on these offences after complaints from the community.

Sometimes these stunt driving convictions carry additional consequences, such as a mandatory court appearance with fines ranging from $2,000 to $10,000. Upon conviction, drivers may also incur a one to three-year driver’s license suspension, six demerit points, mandatory driver improvement courses, and a potential jail term of up to six months

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