76-year-old faces charges for speeding the wrong way down Hwy. 401: Quinte West OPP

A 76-year-old man was allegedly stopped going 150 km/h in the wrong direction on Highway 401 in Quinte West, OPP say. Brent Lewin/Getty Images/File

Quinte West OPP say a Mississauga man was charged after allegedly speeding down Highway 401 in the wrong direction.

According to police, around 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 6, dispatchers received multiple 911 calls about a vehicle going the wrong way on the highway.

Witness reports describe the vehicle travelling westbound in the eastbound lanes from the Highway 37 exit in Belleville.

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Police say when they caught up with the vehicle, it was travelling 50 km/h over the speed limit.

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Officers were able to stop the vehicle in Quinte West without incident.

The unidentified 76-year-old has been charged with stunt driving and careless driving.

His driver’s licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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