December 6, 2018 9:10 am

Hamilton man charged after driving 76 km/h over the speed limit

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A 23-year-old Hamilton man has been charged with stunt driving.

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Police say officers tried to stop a white Ford F-150 around 10 p.m. Wednesday night on Upper Wentworth Street near Stonechurch Road but the pickup truck sped off.

Police say the vehicle reached a speed of 126 km/h before officers were able to safely stop it. The posted speed limit on Upper Wentworth is 50 km/h.

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The driver was arrested for stunt driving and police found out his driver’s licence was suspended.

The man has lost his licence and vehicle for a week. He will appear in court on Jan. 10.

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