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Driver charged after travelling more than double the speed limit: Elgin OPP

OPP stopped a resident of Ridgetown, Ont. for allegedly stunt driving in Elgin County on Sept. 17, 2023. (Source: OPP West Region) OPP stopped a resident of Ridgetown, Ont. for allegedly stunt driving in Elgin County on Sept. 17, 2023. (Source: OPP West Region)

A resident from Chatham-Kent is without a licence for the next month after police clocked them allegedly travelling 173 km/h in Elgin County earlier this week.

According to a post on social media from OPP West Region, on Sept. 17 Elgin County OPP stopped a vehicle that was travelling more the double the speed limit on Talbot Line, in Dutton-Dunwich.

The driver was clocked in at 173 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone, police said.

As a result, a 36-year-old resident of Ridgetown was charged with stunt driving and drive while suspended.

The driver had their vehicle impounded for 14 days and their licence suspended for 30 days. 

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