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Motorist clocked doing 179 km/hour in a 90 zone

Ontario Provincial Police say they also nabbed a driver doing 146 kilometres per hour in a 90 zone and both motorists were charged with stunt driving.

GIBBARD TOWNSHIP, Ont. – Officers from Thunder Bay’s Ontario Provincial Police detachment stopped a lead-foot driver doing nearly 90 kilometres over the posted speed limit.

In a social media post, the OPP said they caught the driver doing 179 kilometres an hour in a 90-kilometre-per-hour zone near Gibbard Township, Ont. 

A second vehicle was stopped, clocked at 146 kilometres per hour in a 90 zone in Trewartha Township.

Both drivers were charged with stunt driving.

The charge comes with a loss of six demerit points, a seven-day licence suspension, a seven-day vehicle impoundment and a $2,000 fine.

The drivers, if convicted, could also face up to six months behind bars and drastic insurance rate hikes.

Leith Dunick

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