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Michigan man caught doing 191 km/h on 401

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On Saturday, July 5 at approximately 8:35 p.m. on Highway 401 westbound, east of Highway 19, a police officer from Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division observed a vehicle travelling at a speed of 191 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.

Based on the observations and investigative steps taken by the OPP officer, the driver, a 44-year-old Belleville, Michigan man was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with 'Change lane – not in safety', 'Fail to surrender permit for motor vehicle' and 'Race A Motor Vehicle.'

The vehicle was impounded for the prescribed seven-day period and his driver’s license was suspended.

OPP reminds people drivers who engage in high risk driving behavior put everyone at risk. Speeding makes it difficult for drivers and pedestrians to react to changes, stop suddenly and control a vehicle. In the case of a collision, the higher the speed the more severe the collision and the more likely that serious injuries or death will occur.

OPP also remind the motoring public to manage their time and respect all the rules of the road when travelling.

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