Teen is caught speeding at 191mph on an Ontario freeway in his dad’s Mercedes
- Ontario Provincial Police stopped the 19-year-old driver, who has not been identified, on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Burlington on Saturday night
- He was clocked going more than three times the speed limit
- The teen is now facing criminal charges for dangerous driving and stunt driving
- OPP posted a video about the incident on Twitter to warn other drivers
A teenager has been arrested after he was clocked going 191 miles per hour in his father’s Mercedes on a Canadian freeway.
Ontario Provincial Police said they stopped the 19-year-old driver, who has not been named, on the Queen Elizabeth Way near Burlington on Saturday night.
Sgt Kerry Schmidt described the incident in a Twitter video the next day as a warning to other reckless drivers.
‘This is the fastest speed that I’ve ever heard of,’ Schmidt said. ‘Unbelievable speeds, we’re talking 191 miles an hour, we’re talking 85 meters a second, 280 feet per second.’
Schmidt said that the teen was putting both himself and his 19-year-old passenger in danger, as well as other people on the road, which has a speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour, or around 62mph.
A 19-year-old driver was arrested after he was clocked going 191 miles per hour in his father’s Mercedes on Queen Elizabeth Way in Ontario, Canada, on Saturday night
Ontario Provisional Police posted this photo of the speedometer that recorded the teen driving 308 kilometers per hour on the road where the limit is 100kph
The teen is now facing criminal charges for dangerous driving and stunt driving.
His license was suspended and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Schmidt said passing drivers were ‘honking in delight’ when they saw that the speeding vehicle had been stopped.
‘This is absolutely egregious for anyone to be going those kinds of speeds,’ Schmidt said.
‘The speed limit is 100, there’s areas where it’s 110. When you’re going triple the speed limit, I don’t even know where to begin with that.’
‘So I’m pretty much speechless on this one,’ he added.
Canada and the US have seen dramatic spikes in speeding offenses during the coronavirus pandemic as stay-at-home orders have emptied roads and given drivers more room for recklessness.
Sgt Kerry Schmidt described the incident in a Twitter video (pictured) on Sunday