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Hamilton men charged with stunt driving on Main Street

Hamilton police say two men were charged with stunt driving on Sunday night in the area of Main and King streets.
Hamilton police say two men were charged with stunt driving on Sunday night in the area of Main and King streets. Lisa Polewski / 900 CHML File

Two 18-year-old Hamilton men were charged with stunt driving over the weekend after officers say two cars blew by them on Main Street.

Police say it happened on Sunday at approximately 7 p.m. in the area of Main and King streets.

READ MORE: Hamilton police warn stunt driving/speeding will not be tolerated

Officers say they could hear the loud sounds of two engines inside a blue Subaru BRZ and black Chevrolet Cobalt “travelling a high rate of speed.”

“Several blocks later, police say they were able to safely stop both vehicles,” said Hamilton Police Service in an official release. “Through investigation, it was determined the vehicles were in fact racing.”

READ MORE: Teen charged with stunt driving on Red Hill Valley Parkway: Hamilton police

Police say the driver of the Cobalt was also charged with stunt driving in 2018.

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The names of the two men were not released.

Their licences have been suspended and their vehicles have been impounded for seven days.

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