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Motorist caught driving nearly 60 km/h over speed limit

OPP laid charges after an incident on Highway 17 in the Marathon area.
OPP posted this image of a vehicle that was allegedly being driven at 147 km/h in a 90 km/h stretch of Highway 17 (OPP/Facebook)

MARATHON —Ontario Provincial Police are reporting another incident of high-speed driving on Highway 11/17.

According to an OPP post on Wednesday, officers conducted a traffic stop after radar showed a vehicle from the Greater Toronto Area travelling at 147 km/h on Highway 17 in the Marathon area.

The incident led to a charge of stunt driving and a severe trip interruption for a resident of Thornhill whose driver's licence is now suspended for 30 days.

In addition, the person's vehicle is impounded for 14 days.

Police posted a photo showing the car in the process of being hitched to a tow truck.



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