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Driver caught going over 175 km/h on Thunder Bay Expressway

The incident happened within the city limits east of Balsam Street
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THUNDER BAY — Ontario Provincial Police charged a man with stunt driving after radar tracked his vehicle travelling at more than 175 km/h on the Thunder Bay Expressway.

The incident happened at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 11/17 east of Balsam Street within the Thunder Bay city limits.

The posted speed limit is 90 km/h.

An officer with the OPP's Highway Safety Division arrested a 36-year-old man from Toronto.

In addition to the stunt driving charge – which is for driving 50 km/h or more over the speed limit – his vehicle was impounded for seven days, and his driver's licence was suspended for seven days.

The penalties for stunt driving also include a minimum fine of $2,000 and six licence demerit points.