Two motorists, 18 and 28, charged with stunt driving in Hamilton

Published December 30, 2021 at 11:01 am

Two individuals were charged with stunt driving, according to the Hamilton Police Service on Twitter. (file photo/intheHammer)

Two individuals are facing stunt driving charges, according to a tweet from Hamilton Police.

“Two stunt drivers were taken off #HamOnt streets last night on Reg. Road 56 #Binbrook,” the tweet posted on Thursday (Dec. 30) reads.

The general speed limit on Regional Rd. 56 in Binbrook is 60 km/h, which means the two individuals may have been travelling at nearly double the posted number.

Police say a 28-year-old was caught going 53 km/h over the posted speed limit. Later,  an 18-year-old G2 driver was clocked going 54 km/h over the limit.

If convicted, the penalty for stunt driving (going 50 km/h over the legal limit) according to Ontario’s Highway Traffic Act 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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