MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Police say a 22-year-old man has been charged with stunt driving after his BMW clocked at nearly 230 kilometres an hour on a 100 km/h highway in Mississauga, Ont.
Ontario Provincial Police say Songmao Li, of Mississauga, was stopped by an officer conducting speed enforcement on Highway 403 near Ellington Avenue early Thursday.
In a separate incident, police say a Mercedes-Benz was observed travelling at more than 200 km/h on Highway 400 near Finch Avenue in Toronto.
Twenty-nine-year-old Jeong Moon Youn of North York has been charged with stunt driving in that case.Police say both drivers had their licences suspended and their vehicles were impounded for seven days.
The OPP said earlier this week that speed was a factor in 51 deaths on Ontario’s roads this year.
The force says it is joining other police services across the country to launch Operation Impact — a road safety enforcement and education campaign — ahead of the Thanksgiving long weekend.
Hat tip Spirit Wolf