YORK REGIONAL POLICE
Three drivers had their vehicles impounded, drivers licences suspended and were all charged with stunt driving, within a 30-minute period in the City of Vaughan.
On Thursday, April 23, 2020, 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 Hwy 7, east of Creditstone Rd. They were monitoring speeds on westbound Hwy 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.
- 28-year-old from the City of Brampton
- 25-year-old from the City of Vaughan
- 21-year-old from the City of Toronto
- Stunt driving
- 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.