Windsor man clocked going faster than 190 km/h on 401, police say

Windsor man clocked going faster than 190 km/h on 401, police say
Driver Clocked Going 190 km/hr On The 401
According to OPP the vehicle was caught going 190 km/hr around 4:45pm on October 8th, 2018 in the westbound lanes near Harwich Road.

A Chatham-Kent OPP cruiser on Highway 401 in Chatham, Ont., on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (Chris Campbell / CTV Windsor)

A 22-year-old Windsor man had his drivers licence suspended after police say he was caught going 190 kilometres per hour on Highway 401 in Chatham-Kent.

Police said a vehicle was spotted going more than 190 kilometres per hour on Highway 401 near Harwich Road on Monday afternoon.

A Chatham-Kent OPP officer was conducting radar enforcement on the 401 near Harwich Road on Monday around 4:45 p.m.

And the penalties can be onerous. For driving 50 km/h above the speed limit or faster, motorists face an immediate seven-day licence suspension and seven-day vehicle impoundment. And upon conviction, they face a $2,000 to $6,000 fine, six demerit points, up to six months in jail, and a licence suspension of up to two years. A second conviction within 10 years can result in a licence suspension of up to 10 years.

As a result, the male driver, Ritu Ge, from Windsor, has been charged with racing a motor vehicle – excessive speed, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act.  

According to OPP, a Chatham-Kent OPP officer was doing radar enforcement on the 401 near Harwich Road when a vehicle was observed going west at a rate that exceeded the 100 km/h speed limit. “The radar registered a speed in excess of 190 km/hr,” an OPP news release issued Wednesday says.

The drivers licence has been suspended and the vehicle impounded for a period of seven days, as per statute. 

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