160 in a zone of 50? Here’s a ticket for $ 3,500 and 28 demerit points

The 54-year-old driver, who was arrested in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, had his license immediately suspended for seven days.

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A 54-year-old motorist registered by the Sûreté du Québec who was traveling at 160 km / h in a 50 km / h construction zone early Wednesday morning was fined more than $ 3,500 and saw 28 demerit points on his record of driving.

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The driver, who according to the police was also “performing dangerous maneuvers” on the road, was intercepted by officers from the SQ Candiac detachment at around 12:30 am on the highway 104 in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu in the region of Montérégie. Provincial police said the driver’s license was suspended on the spot for seven days.

Police said the driver received a $ 1,988 fine and 24 demerit points for speeding. He was fined an additional $ 1,550 and four other demerits for life-threatening driving behaviors.

The SQ reminds drivers that speeding is a major factor in fatal accidents on the province’s highways.

Reference-montrealgazette.com

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