This is definitely a scary driving stunt that we would not have liked to see. A 23-year-old impaired Toronto driver was charged for going over 200 km/hr on the Gardiner Expressway. The speed limit on the Gardiner is 90 km/hr, so this means that he was going 110 km/hr over it.
The incident took place early this morning. The 23-year-old was driving a Honda. He has been arrested by the police and is now facing several charges, on top of speeding.
"Early this morning a @TrafficServices officer stopped a Honda on the Gardiner Expressway for going 204 km/h in a 90 km/h zone," wrote Detective Constable with the Traffic Services of the Toronto Police, Scott Matthews, in a tweet earlier today.
Officers believe that the man was driving under the influence of alcohol. "Detecting the odour of alcohol, the officer requested a sample of his breath where he refused."
Matthews said in another tweet that the 23-year-old driver had been charged with dangerous driving, refusing a breath sample, and stunt driving.
Fortunately, no one was injured or hurt as a result of this driving stunt, including the allegedly impaired driver. However, crews told CP24 that the driver is seriously lucky that no injuries took place as a result of his driving since he was driving at “an extremely high rate of speed”.
Early this morning a @TrafficServices officer stopped a Honda on the Gardiner Expressway for going 204 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. Detecting the odour of alcohol, the officer requested a sample of his breath where he refused. The 23-year-old male driver was charged with (1/2) pic.twitter.com/cKH6XUTujg— Scott Matthews (@TPSTrafficDC) April 16, 2019
Many people are absolutely shocked by this incident. See what they had to say on Twitter.
Congratulations to that Officer for removing this dangerous driver from our streets!— Catalin Dorobantu (@TPS_Dorobantu) April 16, 2019
114km/h OVER the speed limit. Absolutely insane.— Katlynn Parsons (@momma182) April 16, 2019
Hope you all impounded the Car as well! N temporarily suspended the license of the fool who should never been allowed to drive again.— Dane Grgas (@renodane) April 16, 2019
Matthews said in his tweet that "upon conviction, the driver faces minimum one year driving prohibition and a $2000 fine."