WINDSOR, ONT. -- An 18-year-old Burgessville man is facing stunt driving charges after allegedly speeding more than double the posted limit.

A Woodstock police officer was situated in the Springbank Avenue and Parkinson Road area Friday when he noticed a vehicle travelling at “what appeared to be a high rate of speed.”

Police say the vehicle’s speed was captured at 125 km/hr in a 50 km/hr speed zone.

The man was charged with stunt driving as per the Highway Traffic Act and had his vehicle and licence seized for a week.

Police say a stunt driving conviction can carry the following penalties:

  • Six demerit points
  • Licence suspension up to two years
  • A fine of $2,000 up to $10,000
  • Possible imprisonment of up to six months
  • Dramatic increase of insurance rates