Three stunt driving charges made within 30 minutes

Three drivers had their vehicles impounded, drivers’ licences suspended and were all charged with
stunt driving, all within a 30-minute period.

On  April 23, shortly before 3 p.m., officers with the York Regional Police #4
District Community Oriented Response Unit were conducting speed enforcement on Major Mackenzie
Drive West in the area of Islington Avenue. Major Mackenzie Drive is a 50-kilometre-per-hour
construction zone and officers were monitoring speed following complaints from the community about
drivers not obeying speed limits.

At approximately 2:45 p.m., an officer spotted a black sport utility vehicle travelling at 109
kilometres per hour. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was charged. Shortly after 3 p.m.,
officers spotted a black sedan travelling at 105 kilometres per hour. The vehicle was also stopped
and the driver was charged.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a third officer was conducting speed enforcement on Highway 7, east of
Creditstone Road. They were monitoring speeds on westbound Highway 7 which is a posted 60-kilometre
per hour zone. The officer spotted vehicle travelling at 116 kilometres per hour. The vehicle was
stopped and the driver was charged.

Charged:
• 28-year-old from the City of Brampton
• 25-year-old from the City of Vaughan
• 21-year-old from the City of Toronto

Charges Include:
• Stunt Driving
• Speeding
• Seven-day drivers licence suspension
• Seven-day vehicle impound

Overnight, officers with the York Regional Police Road Safety Bureau charged three additional
drivers with stunt driving and impounded their vehicles, which brought the total to six vehicles
impounded for stunt driving within a 12-hour period.

High speeds on relatively empty York Region roads continue to be a problem. From March 1, 2020,
through to April 19, 2020, officers laid 179 charges for stunt driving for vehicles travelling in
excess of 50 kilometres per hour over the speed limit, versus 109 charges during the same time
period in 2019. Speed kills. Police are urging drivers to slow down and obey posted speed limits.

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