Apparently, You Can't Blame the Car
A finely tuned German road machine is always seeking to influence its driver. Prodding the individual to let down their defenses, throw caution to the wind, and open ‘er up.
Make any road your Autobahn. Feel alive, if only for once in your pathetic, stinking life, the German car whispers…
And yet, despite the supercar-fighting prowess instilled into many Mercedes-AMG products, you can’t blame the car or the manufacturer once Johnny Law catches up to you. Especially when you’re a teenager clocked going 191 mph in dad’s C63.
Yes, punishment was no doubt doled out both by dad and the law after a 19-year-old and his similarly aged passenger decided to see just what papa’s previous-generation Mercedes-AMG C63 could do. Clearly, the best time and place to probe the upper limits of the vehicle’s abilities was on the Queen Elizabeth Way in Burlington, Ontario — one of Canada’s busiest highways. And to ensure nothing bad happened, they decided to do it at night.
Apparently, radar still works after the sun goes down. The duo was clocked by an Ontario Provincial Police cruiser on Saturday going 308 km/h, or 191 mph, making them only the latest example of drivers taking advantage of light, pandemic-caused traffic loads to satisfy their need for speed.
That C63 has since sped to the impound lot, where it will stay for 7 days. Charged with street racing, the teen driver’s license was also taken off the road for 7 days. In an odd bit of legislative boneheadery, stunt driving charges in Ontario apply to anyone caught going 50 km/h over the limit, meaning this driver’s punishment would have been the same had he been nabbed going 150 km/h (93 mph).
That said, the fine incurred can vary, and the possibility of a steep charge as well as a jail term grows as the speedometer of the car in question rises. Something tells this writer the judge will seek to make an example out of this kid.
[Images: Ontario Provincial Police, via Twitter]
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