Driver charged with stunt driving in York Region with three unbuckled kids in car
A York Regional Police car is seen in this undated photo.
Rachael D'Amore, CTV Toronto
Published Monday, October 17, 2016 3:46PM EDT
Fifteen drivers were charged with speeding and stunt driving in York Region on the weekend, including one person who allegedly drove 67 kilometres an hour over the speed limit with three unbuckled children in the car.
They said the charges were laid over a four-day blitz between Thursday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 16.
In one instance, York Regional Police spotted a vehicle travelling 127km/h near Rutherford and McGillivary roads, where the posted speed limit is 60 km/h. When officers pulled the vehicle over, they discovered three children and an adult female inside the vehicle not wearing seatbelts.
The driver was subsequently charged with stunt driving, speeding and seatbelt-related offences. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver’s licence has also been suspended.
On Sunday night, officers stopped a vehicle going 118km/h near Rutherford Road and Simmons Street where the posted speed limit is 60 km/h.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle previously had his licence suspended for stunt driving. They said the suspension had only be lifted six days prior.
The driver was ultimately charged with stunt driving and speeding. His licence was again suspended and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Speeding has “consistently been a contributing factor in many serious and fatal collisions,” in York Region, police said. They said that drivers who disobey posted speeds and traffic laws “put themselves and others at risk of death of serious injury.”
Anyone who spots dangerous driving practices are encouraged to call 9-1-1.