Kingston, Ontario – A 38-year-old local man is facing his second stunt driving charge and suspension after being caught travelling 50 km/h over the speed limit in town by a Kingston Police uniform patrol officer.
Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on October 3, 2016, the officer was stationary on Bath Road near Centennial Drive when he observed a blue Toyota Sienna passenger van going westbound at a high rate of speed. The officer captured the vehicle travelling 110 km/h in a posted 60 km/h zone. The driver was stopped at Bath Road and Gardiners Road. Upon running the man’s name and driver’s licence it showed multiple past convictions for speeding, including another stunt driving charge by Napanee O.P.P. where he had been going 158 km/h along Highway 401 in March of 2015.
The man was charged with speeding and stunt driving. His driver’s licence is seized for one week in which he must apply for and pay a $180 MTO administrative reinstatement fee to retrieve it. The van, which is registered to a woman believed to be his wife, was towed and impounded for one week where he is responsible for all fees.
There is no set fine for stunt driving and speeding 50 km/h or more over the limit, so the driver was issued Highway Traffic Act Summonses to appear in court before a Justice of the Peace. The minimum fine is $2,000 with a maximum of $10,000. There is the possibility of six months jail time and driver’s licence suspension of up to ten years with a second conviction. If convicted seven demerit points are added to one’s driving record and one can expect a dramatic increase in insurance rates.
Police File: 16-30273
Kingston Police Service