The posted speed limit on Highway 19 near Campbell River is 110 kilometres per hour.
RCMP Const. John Anderson says the 25-year-old man behind the wheel of the black Subaru BRZ apparently wanted to see how fast the car could go.
Anderson says the man will have to pay a fine of $483 for driving at double the speed limit.
The Mountie says he's glad the driver lived to talk about what was hopefully a learning experience because no one is likely to survive a crash at that speed.
He says windy conditions and heavy traffic added to the danger on the road.
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