A Canadian teenager was busted going almost 200 mph in his dad’s car — more than three times the posted speed limit.
“This is the fastest speed that I’ve ever heard of,” Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said in a 13-minute rant about Saturday’s bust of the 19-year-old wannabe racer.
“This could have turned into the most devastating fatal crash ever.”
The unidentified teen was with a 19-year-old pal in his dad’s Mercedes C63 when he was clocked doing 308 kmh, or 191 mph, on a highway close to Niagara Falls at 10 p.m. Saturday, Schmidt said.
The speed limit is just 100 kmh, or around 62 mph, the officer said.
Schmidt assumed it was “just a joke” when his officer first sent him a picture of the speed reading, noting how most jets do not go that fast when they take off.
“When you’re going triple the speed limit … I don’t even know where to begin with that,” he said.
“Unbelievable speeds. We’re talking 191 miles an hour, we’re talking 85 meters a second, 280 feet per second,” said Schmidt. “This is absolutely egregious for anyone to be going those kinds of speeds.”
Many commercial jetliners take off at speeds at or below 180 mph.
The teen — who police did not identify in case he wanted “15 seconds of fame” — immediately had his license suspended and his dad’s car was impounded, both for an initial seven days.
He was charged with street racing and dangerous driving — facing a fine of $10,000 and a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, the cop said.
“I certainly hope this person will not be in any position to drive a vehicle in a very long time,” he said, with the teen also facing a possible two-year suspension of his license.
“I’m pretty much speechless on this one,” he said.
Cops in Michigan recently clocked a driver doing 180 mph. “My fault,” the man told officers, according to the ticket’s comment section. “I was speeding with another vehicle. Sorry.”
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