Driver slapped with $2537 in fines, 31 demerit points after traffic stop


A 21-year old Terrebonne man may have inadvertently set a record for fines and demerit points at one time after he was pulled over by a Sûreté du Québec highway patroller last Saturday.

Police say the incident happened just after 1 a.m. near de Salaberry, heading north on Highway 15 when the motorist was caught driving 209 km / h in an area where the speed limit is 100 km / h.

He received a ticket for speeding, another for passing on the right and a third ticket for driving after midnight while having a restricted learner's permit.

The speeding ticket cost him $1909 plus 24 demerit points.

The ticket  for passing on the right cost him $314 and three demerit points, while the third ticket was for another $314 and four demerit points.

The total amount was $2,537 in fines and 31 demerit points.

The man's car has been seized and his learner's permit has been suspended for a week, but the suspension could be extended by as much as one year.