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Monday November 9th, 2015

Posted at 4:04pm

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In five separate incidents over the weekend, OPP officers laid five stunt driving charges.

On November 7th just before 10:30am, an officer observed a westbound BMW SUV near Charing Cross Road that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The radar registered a speed of approximately 166 km/hr, according to police. The 22-year-old male driver from Whitby has been charged with stunt driving and will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

Later, just before 3pm, an officer observed a westbound Ford car near Kent Bridge Road that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. Radar registered a speed of approximately 159 km/hr. The 56-year-old driver from Oakville has been charged with stunt driving and will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

The third incident occurred just before 8:30pm, when an officer observed an eastbound BMW SUV near Kennesserie Road that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The radar registered a speed of approximately 162 km/hr. The 57-year-old man from Stoney Creek has been charged with stunt driving and will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

In the early morning hours of the next day, an officer observed a westbound Mitsubishi SUV near Drake Side Road that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. Radar registered a speed of approximately 160 km/hr. The 23-year-old female from Windsor has been charged with stunt driving and will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

And in the last incident, just before 1:30pm, an officer observed an eastbound Cadillac SUV near Orford Road that appeared to be exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The radar registered a speed of approximately 154 km/hr. The 34-year-old male driver from Windsor has been charged with stunt driving and will appear in court at a later date to answer to the charge.

In each incident, the drivers’ licences were suspended and their vehicles were impounded for a period of seven days.

Upon conviction, driving 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit carries a $2000 to $10,000 fine, 6 demerit points, up to 6 months jail, and up to 2 years licence suspension for a first conviction.

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