Young man caught driving double the speed limit on Highway 20

Nothing good can come from speeding down a Highway at 200 km/h.

According to provincial police in Bas-Saint-Laurent, an 18-year-old man was clocked at 200 km/h on Highway 20 in La Pocatière at about 10:00 P.M. Friday night.

The young man's need for speed cost him $1,828 and 18 demerit points but his trouble did not end there. When officers pulled him over they noticed he was not wearing a seatbelt and then handed him an extra $313 fine and three additional demerit points.

The driver's probationary license was suspended for seven days on the spot and his Subaru Impreza was towed away. 

The Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec could now suspend his license for up to one year.

The driver was not alone in the vehicle but escaped being further penalized by two hours. The latest update to the Highway Safety Code prohibits motorist's 19-years-of age or younger with a probationary licence has a limit to the number of passengers allowed in their vehicle, but it only applies between midnight and 5:00 A.M.