Police charge five drivers with stunt driving in six hours on Highway 401 in Northumberland county

Speeds ranged from from 153 km/h to 178 km/h

Police stop a motorist on Highway 401 in the Port Hope area who was driving at 178 km/h, one of five drivers charged by police with stunt driving in a six-hour period on January 8, 2020. (Supplied photo)
Police stop a motorist on Highway 401 in the Port Hope area who was driving at 178 km/h, one of five drivers charged by police with stunt driving in a six-hour period on January 8, 2020. (Supplied photo)

The Ontario Provincial Police report they charged five drivers with stunt driving on Highway 401 in the Port Hope area in a six-hour period on Wednesday (January 8).

All five drivers were speeding at least 50 kilometres over the speed limit, with speeds ranging from 153 km/h to 178 km/h.

Two of the charged motorists were novice drivers with a Class G2 licence.

All five drivers are now facing stunt driving charges under the Highway Traffic Act for travelling at excessive speeds and are scheduled to appear in Cobourg court on scheduled dates in March 2020.

All drivers also received a seven-day licence suspension and the vehicles they were driving were towed and impounded for seven days.

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