Amaranth man charged with stunt driving in Mono

April 22, 2021   ·   0 Comments

On April 18, 2021, at approximately 4:16 p.m., an officer from the Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) charged a driver for stunt driving on Highway 10 in the Town of Mono.

The officer was conducting enforcement in the area of Highway 10 and Buena Vista Drive when he observed two vehicles stopped at the lights. One vehicle took off from the light at a high rate of acceleration in an attempt to race the other vehicle. 

As a result of the investigation, the driver, a 63-year-old from Amaranth, was changed with:

  • Stunt Driving – Race Motor Vehicle. 

The driver is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Orangeville to answer to the charge. Their driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days.

Dufferin OPP would like to remind motorist that the charge of stunt driving includes a variety of driving behaviours, including:

  • Lifting some or all tires off the ground;
  • Driving in the manner to cause some or all tires to lose traction while turning;
  • Driving in a way that indicates an intention to spin (or cause it to circle), without maintaining control;
  • Driving side by side, where one of the vehicles is in the lane intended for oncoming traffic, for a period longer than reasonable to pass;
  • Driving with someone in the trunk of the motor vehicle;
  • Driving while the driver is not seated;
  • Driving 50 km/h or more over the posted speed limit;
  • Driving at a rate of 150 km/h or more;
  • Driving without due care and attention, without reasonable consideration for other persons or in a manner that may endanger any person by:
  • Driving in a way that indicates an intention to prevent another vehicle from passing;
  • Stopping or slowing down to indicate an intention to interfere with the operation of another vehicle;
  • Driving as close as possible to another vehicle, pedestrian, or fixed object; and
  • Making a left turn at a traffic light immediately at the green indicator with vehicles also stopped in the opposite direction (to turn before the other vehicle is able to proceed straight through).

Members of the Dufferin OPP are committed to public safety, delivering proactive and innovative policing in partnership with our communities. Officers value your contribution to building safe communities. If you have information about suspected unlawful activity, please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-822-8477 (TIPS) or

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