Thornhill man charged with speeding through Innisfil at 146 kilometres an hour

Stunt driving charge laid, license automatically suspended

Seems like someone’s got a lead foot.

The South Simcoe Police Service say a 49-year-old Thornhill man is facing charges of speeding and stunt driving after police clocked a vehicle approaching twice the posted speed limit. An officer conducting speed enforcement in the area of County Road 4 and the 2nd Line of Innisfil spotted a vehicle hitting high speeds around 8 p.m. Sunday. The officer says the vehicle was passing other cars at a speed of 146 km/h in an 80 zone.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver’s licence was immediately suspended for seven days. His vehicle was impounded for the same duration.

According to the South Simcoe Police Service, speeding and aggressive driving account for 27 percent of fatal collisions and 19 percent of injuries sustained on the road.