18-year-old clocked doing 308 km/h on QEW told OPP he was 'comfortable' at that speed

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18-year-old clocked doing 308 km/h on QEW told OPP he was 'comfortable' at that speed

Post by IceCube » Wed May 13, 2020 12:21 am

An 18-year-old stopped by the Ontario Provincial Police after being clocked driving 308 km/h on a busy highway reportedly told the officer who pulled him over he was "comfortable" doing three times the speed limit, despite the fact he still doesn't have his full licence.

The accused adult teen from Etobicoke, Ont., is a G2 driver, according to provincial police, meaning he needs to pass a road test before earning his full G licence.

Still, Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said he gave the officer who caught him speeding the impression he felt confident behind the wheel of his parents' Mercedes C 63 AMG.

"There was some sort of comment … that he was involved in maybe some track-type driving or even racing on tracks and that this is something he thought he was comfortable with performing," explained Schmidt, adding the teen told the officer at the scene the vehicle was capable of those speeds and "even more if [he] wanted to."

"He made it sound like this was something that was not completely atypical for him."

Ontario Premier Doug Ford used a different word to describe the teen's driving.

"That was reckless for that young man to do that. He put himself in jeopardy," he said when asked about the incident during a media update Monday.



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