Beaverton man nets stunt driving charge after he’s stopped at twice the speed limit in Oshawa

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Published April 24, 2023 at 4:33 pm

Durham Speed trap

A Beaverton man faces several charges including stunt driving after he was allegedly stopped going more than double the speed limit in an Oshawa 50 zone.

The driver was headed down Simcoe St. around 2:30 p.m. on Apr. 19 when he came upon a speed trap near Glovers Rd. according to Durham Regional Police. The officer on patrol pulled his radar gun and clocked the driver going 116 km/h. Additionally, the area is a marked Community Safety Zone.

The officer pulled the driver, a 33-year-old Beaverton man, over and charged him with several Highway Traffic Act offences including stunt driving. This is one of Ontario’s harshest driving charges.

His car was impounded for two weeks and he lost his license for 30 days.  If convicted, the driver could lose his license for one to three years and face a fine of at least $2,000 for a first offence.

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