A 19-Year-Old Was Caught Going Twice The Speed Limit & Told OPP He Was 'Only Going 150'
Uhh... even that is still stunt driving.
Ontario Provincial Police get all kinds of excuses when their officers stop drivers for speeding and they got another one recently.
Police clocked a driver going double the speed limit on Highway 8 in Kitchener and while it's one thing to be driving 200 km/h, but it's another to try and defend it.
"Officer, I was only going 150," is what police say the driver told them.
Even if that were true, that's a big speeding ticket and stunt driving penalties in Ontario kick in when a driver is caught going 50 km/h or more over the posted limit.
The 19-year-old was behind the wheel of a Porsche when he was stopped and has since been charged with stunt driving and dangerous driving.
\u201c200k/h - \u201cofficer, I was only going 150\u201d 19 yr old driving his car on #Hwy8 in Kitchener.\u00a0 #CambridgeOPP stopped and charged him with dangerous driving, #StuntDriving, careless and drive under suspension. \n#14DayVehicleImpound\u201d— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP Highway Safety Division) 1666710382
Both are hefty charges for a young driver but to make matters worse, the teen was also caught driving with a suspended license.
Police said the driver's vehicle has since been impounded for 14 days while per provincial rules, the driver would receive another license suspension -- on top of the one he already has.
One Twitter user questioned whether the young man's parents should be held responsible if he was driving their vehicle illegally.
\u201c@OPP_HSD As I assume that the Porsche isn't his/hers ... are the parents being held accountable? If a bartender is being charged for the drunk driving of his/her patron, it would be only fair to charge the parents for proving a rocket on wheels (to somebody who isn't "fit" to drive one)\u201d— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP Highway Safety Division) 1666710382