On August 16, 2023, officers with Traffic Services charged a 22-year-old with stunt driving.
While patrolling on Second Line East officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was locked on radar driving 120km/h in a 60km/h zone.
Officers conducted a traffic stop and the driver was charged with stunt driving.
The driver is facing a 30-day Ontario Driver’s Licence suspension and had their vehicle towed at their own expense, which will be impounded for 14 days.
Court-imposed penalties may include a monetary fine between $2,000 and $10,000, a mandatory driver’s licence suspension of 1-3 years, and/or a custodial jail sentence not exceeding 6 months. If found guilty, the driver will also face increased costs for high-risk insurance, six (6) demerit points, and must attend a mandatory driver improvement course or their licence will be cancelled.
Driving is a privilege and violating the law can result in you losing that privilege. Sault Police hope this incident will raise awareness of the potential dangers and personal and financial consequences of stunt driving.