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'Late for work': Brampton driver charged after travelling nearly 200 km/h on Highway 401

Middlesex County OPP recently stopped a 28 year old for speeding 192 km/h in a posted zone on Highway 401 in Thames Centre, Ont. on Feb. 20, 2024. (Source: OPP West Region/X) Middlesex County OPP recently stopped a 28 year old for speeding 192 km/h in a posted zone on Highway 401 in Thames Centre, Ont. on Feb. 20, 2024. (Source: OPP West Region/X)
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A Brampton resident is facing a slew of charges after Middlesex County OPP stopped them allegedly travelling nearly 200 km/h on Highway 401 because they were “late for work.”

According to Middlesex County OPP, at 2:38 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer on general patrol observed a vehicle in the westbound lanes on Highway 401 in Thames Centre, travelling at nearly double the posted 100 km/h speed limit.

The officer then performed a traffic stop. 

Police said the driver was clocked in at 192 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.

“Being late for work does not give you the right to travel at nearly double the posted speed limit!” police said on social media.

As a result, a 28-year-old Brampton resident is facing the following charges under the Highway Traffic Act:

  • Drive motor vehicle - perform stunt - excessive speed
  • Careless driving
  • Drive motor vehicle, no currently validated permit
  • Drive with window coated - view obstructed

The driver's licence has been suspended for 30 days and the vehicle has been impounded for 14 days. 

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