Stunt Driver Caught During Snowfall
An Ancaster driver was nabbed last night during the snowfall stunt driving on the Red Hill Valley Parkway. His licence and vehicle were immediately seized for seven days. A finding of guilt in March will result in additional penalties from the court system.
On Thursday, February 6, 2020, shortly before 7:30 a.m., police were conducting speed enforcement on the Red Hill Valley Parkway near King Street. At that time a black Nissan Rogue was observed travelling at a speed faster than the posted speed limit.
Through investigation, police learned the vehicle was travelling at 133 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr zone. The road conditions were not ideal due to the ongoing snowfall. A traffic stop was conducted and police confirmed the driver was a 40-year-old Ancaster man with a G-class licence. Accompanying the driver in the vehicle were two children.
The driver is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, March 5, 2020, by way of court summons, to answer to the charges.
• Ancaster man, 40-years-of-age
• Stunt driving
• Speeding 133 km/hr in a posted 80 km/hr
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.
Hamilton Police have taken a zero-tolerance approach to stunt driving and are reminding drivers to exercise extra caution during times of inclement weather.
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 905-546-4725.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com