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Man driving mom’s car has vehicle seized after driving 133 km/h in 50 km/h zone: Peel police

Officers allege a 21-year-old man drove 133 km/h in a 50 km/h zone in Brampton Saturday evening.
Officers allege a 21-year-old man drove 133 km/h in a 50 km/h zone in Brampton Saturday evening. File

Police say a man driving his mother’s car had the vehicle impounded and his licence suspended after he allegedly drove more than two-and-a-half times over the speed limit on a local Brampton road.

Peel Regional Police told Global News officers pulled the vehicle over on Goreway Drive, south of Queen Street East, after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Const. Akhil Mooken said the 21-year-old driver was travelling north and was clocked at 133 km/h. He said the posted speed limit for Goreway Drive is 50 km/h.

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Mooken said the driver has been charged with stunt driving and speeding. He said the car would be impounded for seven days.

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When it comes to excessive speeding in Peel Region, Mooken said it’s something officers are seeing on a regular basis.

“Unfortunately it’s happening more and more,” he said, adding at least once a week officers charge a driver for going at least 50 km/h over the posted speed limit.

“Speeding has and will continue to kill people just due to [a driver’s] reckless driving.”