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Published August 12, 2023

York Regional Police release video of stunt driving arrests, part of Project ERASE

One motorist told police he was driving his father's BMW
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York Regional Police (YRP) have posted video to a pair of tweets to highlight Project ERASE, an initiative to combat stunt driving and street racing.

"On Thursday, August 3, 2023, an officer observed two vehicles racing on Islington Avenue from Napa Valley Drive in the City of Vaughan. The vehicles reached speeds of over 130 kilometers per hour in a 60 kilometer per hour zone. Both vehicles were monitored until they could be stopped safely.  Both drivers were charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving and had their drivers licences suspended for 30 days and their cars impounded for 14 days," police said in a news release.

In a tweet, one of the suspects can be heard telling police that "my mom is going to murder me."

The other incident involved a motorist who was driving his dad's car.

"On Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 3:20 p.m., an officer observed a black BMW driving at a high rate of speed in the area of Major Mackenzie Drive West and Pine Valley Drive in the City of Vaughan. The vehicle reached a top speed of 162 kilometers per hour, while in a 60 zone. The driver was stopped and his licence was suspended for 30 days, his vehicle was impounded for 14 days and he was charged with Speeding and Stunt Driving," police stated in a news release.

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