Driver charged travelling 204 km/hr on Hwy. 401 in Loyalist Twp.

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An officer of the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) arrested a local driver, after stopping a vehicle for travelling 204km/hr on Highway 401 in Loyalist Township.

OPP explained that on November 8th, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m., an L&A County officer was parked stationary in the median on Highway 401 by County Road 4 facing westbound running radar looking for speeders. The officer observed a vehicle travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed toward him. The officer then activated the front radar of the police vehicle and obtained a speed of 204 km/hr.

OPP says that the officer closed the distance on the vehicle and waited for a second police vehicle to perform the vehicle stop. The vehicle was stopped just east of County Road 11 without incident.

As a result, the person behind the wheel, a 37-year-old man from Richmon Hill was arrested and charged with stunt driving for excessive speed.

OPP says the accused is scheduled to appear at the Provincial Offences Court in Greater Napanee at a later date. Additionally, the accused had his license suspended for 30 days, and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

With files by CFRA's Connor Ray