Police in Ontario collar numerous stunt drivers last weekend
York Regional and Ontario Provincial both find drivers hammering along well over posted limits
Keeping one’s speed in check, or at least saving it for a closed course like Canadian Tire Motorsport Park or Cayuga, should be part of every responsible gearhead’s DNA. But according to a couple of police Twitter accounts, more than a few leadfoots have yet to get the memo.
Cops with the York Regional Police stated they presented no fewer than 25 different drivers with stunt driving charges over the weekend. Given the excessive over-the-limit numbers required for falling into stunting territory, that’s a huge amount of people who need to ease off on the accelerator pedal for awhile. Amongst the accused is the driver of this Corvette, who was allegedly zipping along at 128 km/h over the posted limit.
Just how fast? Try 178 km/h in a 50 km/h zone. That defies any sort of logic, especially in an area which appears to contain residential homes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the red Z06 is then shown on the back of a flatbed tow truck. A news release on the YRP website offers further details, saying a 44-year-old man named Anis Abdolmaleki was charged with the triumvirate of Dangerous Driving, Stunt Driving and Speeding after he was caught at the speeds noted above around lunchtime on Sunday. His licence has been suspended for 30 days and the car was impounded for 14 days.
Elsewhere, the Ontario Provincial Police put the brakes on a Mazda clocked at 174 km/h on Highway 8 near Kitchener. Behind the wheel was level G2 driver who allegedly had a BAC above zero which is, of course, in violation of novice driver rules. The person was hit with charges including stunt driving and speeding. Their license was also revoked for 30 days, to say nothing of what the 22-year old will likely have to fork over for insurance next year.