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Sault police ticket driver travelling nearly double the speed limit

Stunt driving charge in Sault Ste. Marie against a 43-year-old driver travelling 113 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. April 19/24 (Sault Ste. Marie Police Service) Stunt driving charge in Sault Ste. Marie against a 43-year-old driver travelling 113 km/h in a 60 km/h zone. April 19/24 (Sault Ste. Marie Police Service)
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A 43-year-old has been charged in Sault Ste. Marie after police recorded a vehicle being driven at 113 km/h, nearly double the posted speed limit.

Officers charged the driver with stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act on April 18, Sault police said in a news release.

Police were patrolling Black Road when they saw a Dodge Ram pickup truck "travelling at a high rate of speed" in a 60 km/h zone.

The driver was pulled over, given an automatic 30-day licence suspension and had their vehicle impounded for 14 days.

"Court-imposed penalties may include a monetary fine between $2,000 and $10,000, a mandatory driver’s licence suspension of 1-3 years, and/or a custodial jail sentence not exceeding six months," police said.

"If found guilty, the driver will also face increased costs for high-risk insurance, six demerit points and must attend a mandatory driver improvement course or their licence will be cancelled."

Police are reminding the public that driving is a privilege.

"Violating the law can result in you losing that privilege," Sault police said.

"Sault police hope this incident will raise awareness of the potential dangers and personal and financial consequences of stunt driving."

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