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Driver nabbed travelling at 225 km/h in Mississauga

07/08/2013 11:02 EDT | Updated 09/07/2013 05:12 EDT
A driver allegedly reeking of marijuana was arrested by Ontario Provincial Police after an officer caught his car racing at a blistering 225 km/h — more than twice the posted speed limit at the area on Hwy. 401.

The OPP stopped the 26-year-old Etobicoke man on Saturday morning around 8:22 a.m. in Mississauga, after he was spotted heading eastbound at Dixon Road on the 401.

An officer with the OPP's Highway Safety Division was in the area when he saw the car roar past at astonishing speeds that far exceeded the 100 km/h posted in that zone.

When an officer caught up with the motorist to speak with him, he reported an odour of marijuana coming from the car.

The male driver, Kristen King, was charged with stunt driving as well possession of cannabis marijuana under 30 grams. His vehicle was also towed and impounded for seven days.

The driver is due to appear in court on Aug. 29.

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