Stunt Driver Caught Doing More than Twice the Speed Limit
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, shortly after 2:30 p.m., police set-up for proactive speed enforcement on Garth Street at Mountain Crest Avenue. The focus was on southbound traffic on Garth which is a posted 50 km/hr zone.
A short time later a red four-door BMW was observed travelling at a speed that exceeded other traffic. Investigation revealed the BMW’s speed was 117 km/hr.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 19-year-old man from Hamilton provided the appropriate documents as requested by police.
During the investigation, police noted the vehicle licence plates were obstructed by plastic tinted covers.
The driver was subsequently ordered to appear in court on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, to answer to the charges of stunt driving and obstructed licence plate.
In accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the driver’s licence has been suspended for seven days and the vehicle has 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, 19-years-of-age
• Stunt driving
• Obstruct licence plate