A 17-year-old with a G2 licence faces a litany of charges after police say he drove nearly three times the speed limit and crashed his car.

Hamilton police say it happened around 3 p.m. Friday. That's when an officer passed a Camaro speeding eastbound on Golf Club Road.

The Camaro, police say, was going 175 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

The driver lost control at Golf Club Road and Highway 56, police say. The driver was taken to hospital and released shortly afterward.

A Glanbrook teen is charged with stunt driving, speeding, careless driving, and failing to surrender a permit and insurance card.

In Ontario, a G2 licence has a set of strict conditions, and is a step down from the unrestricted G licence.

The immediate penalty for stunt driving includes seizing the vehicle for seven days and suspending a driver's licence for seven days.

If convicted, the person can be fined as much as $10,000 and face a licence suspension of up to two years, as well as losing seven demerit points and seeing "a dramatic increase in insurance rates."