"Late for work in Sudbury": OPP clock vehicle at 176 km-h on Hwy. 400

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Editor's note: This story was first published on Nov. 7, 2020

A 22-year-old driver faces a stunt driving charge after his vehicle was clocked at 176 km-h Nov. 7.

An Orillia OPP officer pulled over the vehicle, which was travelling at 76 km-h over the 100 km-h speed limit, on Hwy. 400 north of Barrie.

The driver allegedly told an officer he was speeding because he was late for work in Sudbury.

“A court date, 7-day license suspension and vehicle impoundment will make you more late,” an OPP Tweet said. “Keep the speed down increases your chance of making it to your destination safely.”

A stunt driving charge is laid if a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km-h over the speed limit.

Rick Vanderlinde, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Barrie Advance