The OPP says a driver was stopped going 71 km/h over the speed limit on Highway 417 while driving on a spare tire. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/OPP_ER)

Ontario Provincial Police says a Gatineau motorist stopped for speeding Wednesday night was driving on the spare "donut" wheel.

In a tweet, the OPP said Russell County OPP spotted the driver going 181 kilometres an hour in a 110 kilometres an hour zone on Highway 417 east of Vars.

"Note the spare 'donut' in use. Very dangerous at higher speeds!" said the OPP.

The driver is charged with stunt driving, which includes a seven-day licence suspension and the car impounded.

#RussellOPP stopped this Gatineau resident for Stunt Driving Wednesday night. 181km/h in a 110 zone on #Hwy417. Note the spare "donut" in use. VERY dangerous at higher speeds! 7 day impound and DL suspension + court appearance. ^bd pic.twitter.com/Q6aw1LTOMh

— OPP East Region (@OPP_ER) November 5, 2020