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Car impounded after burn-out on Lindsay Street South

KAWARTHA LAKES – A 21 year old Emily Township man learned that hard way that it’s not cool to burn-out and speed away.

According to Kawartha Lakes Police, shortly after midnight on Friday a Kawartha Lakes Police Officer observed a red Honda Civic being operated in an unsafe manner on Lindsay Street South. The Officer allegedly saw the driver rev the engine and drop the clutch in an attempt to do a burnout. The vehicle then accelerated and quickly surpassed the speed limit.

The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was charged with stunt driving while his Honda is in the Police pound for the next seven days.

The law states that in Ontario, if you are charged under the Highway Traffic Act with an offence that is deemed to be a “stunt”, like causing your tires to lose traction, you will face an immediate suspension of your licence for seven days, and seizure of your car for seven days.

The cost of reinstating your licence set at $180.00 plus the costs associated with the seizing of your vehicle make it an expensive mistake. If convicted, the minimum first-time fine for stunt driving is $2,000 but it can go as high as $10,000. You could also end up with six months in jail and a 2-year licence suspension.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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