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Quebecer caught driving 230 km/h on Hwy. 10: police

SQ officers issued a fine, suspended the driver's licence and towed his vehicle.
SQ officers issued a fine, suspended the driver's licence and towed his vehicle. Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press

A 46-year-old Terrebonne man has had his licence suspended for seven days after police say he was caught speeding on Highway 10 in Chambly on Montreal’s South Shore.

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Sûreté du Québec (SQ) officers say they caught the alleged speedster going 230 kilometres per hour in a 100-kilometre-per-hour zone at 12:30 a.m. Friday.

In addition to the licence suspension, the man received a $2,385 fine and 30 demerit points. His vehicle was also towed by police.

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According to a 2018 report by Quebec provincial police, excessive speeding and distracted driving are the two main causes of deadly crashes in the province.

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