Man, 22, charged with stunt driving on Gardiner, car impounded
A 22-year-old Toronto man was charged with stunt driving early Wednesday morning after police clocked him going 187 kilometres an hour on the Gardiner Expressway in Etobicoke.
According to police, an officer allegedly witnessed a 2008 Honda Civic driving at a high rate of speed eastbound on the Gardiner at Islington Avenue at around 1:41 a.m.
A speed-measuring device used by the officer registered a speed of 187 km/h – nearly twice the speed limit in that 100 km/h zone.
The 22-year-old male driver of the car was pulled over and has been charged with stunt driving (driving at rate of speed 50 km/h or more over speed limit) and speeding.
The accused’s licence was suspended for seven days and his vehicle has been impounded for seven days under Bill 203, which came into effect on Sept. 30, 2007.
Under that legislation, which addresses the issues of speed/stunt driving on Ontario roads, police now have the power to ensure the safety of all road users by removing those who put innocent people at risk with bad driving behavior.
In 2012, Toronto police issued 381 suspensions for speeding/stunt driving.