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Stunt driver clocked at 148 km/h

A 72-year-old Quebec motorist faces a stunt driving charge for excessive speed and a license suspension after allegedly blazing through Shuniah Township at nearly 150 km/h.

SHUNIAH, Ont. – A 72-year-old motorist from Quebec faces a stunt driving charge after being clocked at nearly 150 km/h on Highway 11-17 in the Shuniah area.

The driver was stopped around 1 p.m. on Saturday over the long weekend by OPP officers from the Thunder Bay OPP detachment who were conducting radar enforcement in Shuniah Township.

The driver was observed travelling at 148 km/h, police stated in a release.

The driver, from Wentworth, Que., was charged with one count of Perform Stunt - Excessive Speed.

The accused also received a 30-day licence suspension and a 14-day vehicle impoundment. The driver is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Thunder Bay at a later date, police said.


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