12 High-End Sports Cars Impounded for "Stunt Driving" in Canada
Turns out the Ontario Provincial Patrol really doesn't like it when you speed.
Police in Ontario impounded a dozen cars and charged their drivers on Sunday for the reckless driving behaviors known locally as "stunt driving."
Sergeant Kerry Schmidt of the Ontario Provincial Police stated on Twitter that the vehicles impounded included models made by Porsche, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. A second tweet including pictures from the scene shows a 996-generation Porsche 911 GT3, a Lamborghini Huracan, a BMW M3, a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, and a Nissan GT-R.
The drivers' licenses will be revoked for seven days, according to Sgt. Schmidt, and their vehicles will be impounded for a week as well.
"If you want to have that kind of driving experience, take it to the track," Sgt. Schmidt told CBC News.
Police said they received reports of the vehicles driving aggressively along Highway 400 in Barrie, Ontario, roughly 65 miles north of Toronto.
Ontario possesses some of the strictest anti-speeding laws in North America. Anyone convicted of "stunt driving"—which, among other things, includes driving at speeds of 31 miles per hour over the speed limit—can face fines of between $2,000–$1,000 Canadian and up to six months in jail and a two-year license suspension for a first offense.