Hamilton,
25
May
2020
|
12:46
America/New_York

Tow Truck Driver Arrested for Stunt Driving

A tow truck driver was caught on Saturday afternoon travelling nearly twice the posted speed limit on Nikola Tesla Boulevard. His licence and vehicle were immediately seized for seven days. A finding of guilt in September will result in additional penalties from the court system.

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, shortly before 4:00 p.m., Hamilton Police were conducting speed enforcement on Nikola Tesla Boulevard. At that time, a white tow truck was observed operating at a speed considerably faster than the posted speed limit.

Through investigation, police learned the vehicle was travelling at 113 km/hr in a posted 60 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was conducted and police confirmed the driver was a 44-year-old Caledonia man with a valid licence to operate a tow truck. The driver was arrested during the investigation. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, by way of court summons to answer to the charges.

CHARGED

  • Caledonia man, 44-years-of-age

CHARGES

  • Stunt Driving
  • Speeding 113km/hr in a posted 60km/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.

Hamilton Police have taken a zero-tolerance approach to stunt driving and are reminding drivers that although the recent speed enforcement campaign has concluded, officers remain vigilant in the enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act for public safety.

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.