TORONTO – A teenage driver has been charged with stunt driving after being caught allegedly going 240 kilometres per hour on Highway 407 Monday night.
Ontario Provincial Police officers apprehended the man around 10:30 p.m. at Weston Road.
The Black Nissan GT-R was clocked at 140 kilometres per hour above the speed limit.
“He stopped at a live lane originally, and then was directed off to the right shoulder,” said OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt.
Vince Lisi, 18, of Kleinburg has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, stunt driving and fail to surrender driver’s licence.
The teen subsequently had his car impounded for seven days, his licence seized and suspended for seven days.
Lisi posted a photo of his vehicle April 26 on Twitter with the comment “here comes the tickets.”
Someone caught going 50 km/h or more over the limit gets an automatic six demerit points, an immediate seven day licence suspension and up to two years additional suspension upon conviction.
A driver can also face a fine between $2,000 to $10,000.
Police say driving over the speed limit, especially 50 km/h and above, can seriously limit the car’s ability to maneuver.
“The speed of the vehicle, you think you’re in control, but if you have to take evasive action for any reason, you may not be able to regain control of the vehicle,” said Sgt. Schmidt. “It is deadly.”
With drier weather on the way and summer approaching, OPP are again reminding motorists to obey traffic rules.
“With the summer coming, the roads dry and everyone looking to get out on the highways, just be aware the police will be out there enforcing the roads,” Sgt. Schmidt said.