ST. CATHARINES, Ont. -- A 17-year-old Pelham, Ont., teen faces stunting charges after police stopped him after driving 82 km/h over the limit.
Police clocked the teen, who was behind the wheel of his father's 2012 Dodge Ram pickup truck, driving 142 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.
Niagara Regional Police Sgt. Neal Orlando said officers saw the truck speeding along 8th Avenue Louth between First and Third streets around 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
"When he reached 142 km/h he was approaching a stop sign," Orlando said. "If he had failed to negotiate that stop sign, he would have slammed into a building."
The teen driver stopped the truck and was arrested.
Because he was driving more than 50 km/h over the speed limit, he was charged with stunting under the Highway Traffic Act. His driver's licence was seized and suspended for seven days, and his father's truck was impounded.
"I don't imagine his dad will be loaning him the truck anytime soon," Orlando said. "And the insurance implications are huge."
The driver, who cannot be named because he is a minor, is not in custody and will appear in court at a later date.