G2 Driver Charged with Stunt Driving and Speeding
An 18-year-old Hamilton man is scheduled to appear in court in mid-August for stunt driving and Speeding after an early morning traffic stop.
On Monday, July 15, 2019, shortly after 1:00 a.m., while proactively patrolling Upper Gage Avenue near Stonechurch Road police observed two vehicles travelling southbound on Upper Gage. At the same time, a black Volkswagen Jetta quickly approached them from the rear, changed lanes and sped past. An investigation into the Jetta’s speed confirmed the vehicle was travelling at 136 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, an 18-year-old man from Hamilton with a G2 driver’s licence was arrested for stunt driving and secured in the police cruiser. The appropriate documents were reviewed by police and determined to be in order.
The driver was subsequently released and will appear in court in mid-August, to answer to the charges of stunt driving and speeding.
In accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the driver’s licence has been suspended for seven days and the vehicle which was a rental under another driver was been impounded for the same period of time.
If found guilty in court, the penalties for stunt driving could include a fine between $2000 - $10,000, up to six months in jail and a two-year licence suspension.
- Hamilton man, 18-years-of-age
- Stunt driving
- Speeding 136 km/hr in a posted 50 km/hr zone
If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Division 30 Staff Sergeant’s office by calling 905-546-3886.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com