Man Charged With Stunt Driving After Caught Going 188 Km/Hr on the Gardiner
A 37-year-old Toronto man may have to hitch a ride or use public transit after he was caught speeding on the Gardiner Expressway early Monday morning.
Toronto police say at around 2:05 a.m., police spotted a 2003 Audi 4 going at 188 km/hr in the westbound lanes at Islington.
Constable Clint Stibbe with Traffic Services says to make things worse, the driver was not fully licensed.
"This individual was a novice driver, inexperienced, operating a motor vehicle well above the posted limits, basically putting himself and other users in jeopardy," says Stibbe.
The driver is facing a pair of charges. He has been charged with:
1) Stunt Driving - Drive at rate of speed 50 km/h or more over the speed limit
2) Speeding - 188 km/h in a 100 km/h zone
His licence has been suspended for seven days for the stunt driving, and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days.
This is the second driver in the last 24 hours that has been caught speeding on a city roadway.
A 22-year-old Pickering man was charged early Sunday after he was caught speeding on the Don Valley Parkway at Wynford Drive.
Police say at around 4:30 a.m., an officer noticed the driver going at a speed of 144 km/h in a 90 km/h zone.
He has been charged with:
1. Stunt Driving - Drive at rate of speed of 50 km/h or more over the speed limit
2. Speeding 144 km/h in a 90 km/h zone
3. Driving While Under Suspension
4. Refusing a Breath Sample Approved Screening Device
His licence has been suspended for seven days for the stunt driving charge and 90 days for the charge of refuse breath sample. His vehicle has also been impounded for seven days.