Stunt Drivers Caught - Two in Two Hours
Hamilton Police nabbed two stunt drivers within a two-hour window, during the Wednesday morning commute. The vehicles were seized and the drivers have been summoned to court.
On Wednesday, August 21, 2019, shortly before 6:30 a.m., a Hamilton Police officer was travelling westbound on the Highway #6 by-pass, west of the Airport Road off-ramp. A white Volkswagen Jetta appeared to be operating above the posted speed limit of 80 km/hr. The officer conducted an investigation and confirmed it was travelling at 144 km/hr.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, a 24-year-old man from Waterloo provided the appropriate documents which were determined to be in order.
The driver has issued a court summons and is scheduled to appear on Monday, September 16, 2019, to answer to the charge of stunt driving.
• Waterloo man, 24-years-of-age
• Stunt driving
Shortly before 8:30 a.m., a second officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Pritchard Road and Harlowe Road, when a black Honda Accord was observed travelling northbound on Pritchard Road. The vehicle entered a southbound lane to overpass traffic. The vehicle’s speed appeared to be above the posted speed limit of 50 km/hr. The officer conducted an investigation and confirmed it was travelling at 106 km/hr.
A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as a 14-year-old male from Hamilton. He was operating his parent’s vehicle without a licence and failed to produce suitable vehicle documents.
The youth was issued several court documents and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, September 16, 2019, to answer to the charges.
• Hamilton male, youth, 14-years-of-age
• Stunt driving
• Speeding 106 kms/hr in a posted 50 zone
• Drive motor vehicle – no licence
• Fail to have insurance card
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 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.
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 905-546-3886.
To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com