Perth County OPP have charged a 20-year-old man after police say he was observed travelling at142 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

An officer observed a very fast moving vehicle southbound on Perth Road 131 just before midnight on Thursday.

Police radar reportedly clocked a Ford Focus at 62 km/h over the 80 km/h limit just north of Milverton.

As a result, Joshua Dehaan of the Township of Perth East was charged with racing a motor vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear in a Stratford court in April.

His driver’s licence was suspended for seven days while his vehicle was towed from the scene and has been impounded for a week.