A 26-year-old Dundas man faces dangerous and drunk-driving charges after racing through a radar zone at more than twice the speed limit and crashing his car near Christie Lake Conservation Area early Sunday morning.
Const. Debbie-McGreal Dinning said a Hamilton police officer was doing speed enforcement by Highway 5 and Middletown Road at about 3 a.m. when a car zoomed by at 172 km-h. The speed limit is 80 km-h.
The officer turned his cruiser around to pursue the driver but found the car in a snow bank a short distance away.
The driver was arrested after showing signs of being drunk and taken to the police station, where he blew over the legal booze limit in breathalyzer tests.
Released on a promise to appear in court, he is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, impaired driving and driving with more than 80mg alcohol per 100ml of blood.