Hamilton, Ontario,
19
September
2019
|
11:40
America/New_York

Stoney Creek Driver Caught Driving 59km/hr above the Speed Limit

 

Hamilton Police has seized the driver’s licence and vehicle of a 63-year-old Stoney Creek man after he was caught stunt driving. He is scheduled to appear in court in mid-October, where if found guilty he will face more severe penalties.

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, shortly after 4:30 p.m., while travelling eastbound on Mud Street near Second Road East, Hamilton, police observed a westbound GMC Sierra pick-up truck that appeared to be travelling more than the posted speed limit.

Through investigation, police learned the vehicle was travelling at 129 km/hr in a posted 70 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 63-year-old Stoney Creek man with a G class licence, provided the appropriate documentation.

The driver is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, October 16, 2019, by way of court summons, to answer to the provincial offence charges.

CHARGED

  • Stoney Creek man, 63-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Stunt driving
  • Speeding 129km/hr in a posted 70km/hr zone

In accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, stunt driving violations result in an immediate seven-day driver’s licence suspension and vehicle impoundment for the same period.

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.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact police by calling 905-546-2963.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at ]http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com