Teen Charged After Vehicle Clocked At 175 km/h On Highway 401

Tuesday November 23rd, 2021

Posted at 12:05pm


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Police are reminding the public to slow down after an excessive speeding incident on the 401.

Essex County OPP say an officer observed a BMW travelling at a high rate of speed, Tuesday morning, on Highway 401 eastbound in the Town of Tecumseh.

Police allege the vehicle was travelling at 175 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.

The driver, a 17-year-old, was issued a 30 day drivers licence suspension.

Police say the vehicle was also impounded for 14 days and the driver is facing a future court date.

OPP say this type of driving behaviour puts everyone on the road at risk.

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