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Driver caught doing 228 km/h on Hwy. 403 in Mississauga

Last Updated Aug 8, 2019 at 6:03 am EDT

A driver from Mississauga was nabbed travelling 228 km/h on Highway 403 on Aug. 8, 2019. TWITTER/@OPP_HSD

Ontario provincial police have nabbed a 20-year-old driver going 228 kilometres per hour on Highway 403 in Mississauga.

The man, who is also from Mississauga, was caught speeding just before 1 a.m. Thursday.

The driver had his licence immediately suspended for seven days, as well as his car impounded for that time.

Currently in Ontario, anyone caught driving more than 50 kilometres per hour above the speed limit will have their driver’s licence suspended and vehicle impounded for seven days. If convicted, drivers can be fined between $2,000 and $10,000, and could also serve six months in jail, along with a longer licence suspension.

Last week, OPP caught around 50 extreme speeders on GTA highways. More than half of the drivers were in their teens or 20s.