TORONTO (NEWS 1130) – Ontario provincial police have nabbed a 20-year-old driver going 228 kilometres per hour on Highway 403 in Mississauga.
The man, who is also from Mississauga, was caught speeding just before 1 a.m. Thursday.
The driver of the Audi S4 had his licence immediately suspended for seven days, as well as his car impounded for that time, but not before
Some drivers have been dumbfounded by the high speed at which the 20-year-old was clocked at.
“That is too fast,” one man said. “He’s endangering the life of himself and other people too.”
OPP nab one of most extreme speeders of the summer:20 y/o in Audi S4 going 228 KM/HR on Hwy 403 in Mississauga. Driver had car impounded/license suspended for 7days &could face up to 2 yr driving ban/jail time/max $10,000 fine upon conviction. Photo courtesy of @OPP_HSD pic.twitter.com/eYyhwjbZBi
— carl hanstke (@carl680) August 8, 2019
The driver is expected to appear before a judge. Some people say they want a message to be sent.
“That’s just insanity,” a motorist says. “I mean he should be in jail too, but he should definitely lose his license.”
Others can’t imagine going that fast — some adding they can’t even if they wanted to.
“I’m glad my car stops at 160. That guy shouldn’t have a license,” another person says.
Currently in Ontario, anyone caught driving more than 50 kilometres per hour above the speed limit will have their driver’s licence suspended and vehicle impounded for seven days. If convicted, drivers can be fined between $2,000 and $10,000, and could also serve six months in jail, along with a longer licence suspension.
Last week, the OPP caught around 50 extreme speeders on Greater Toronto Area highways. More than half of the drivers were in their teens or 20s.
-With files from Carl Hanstke