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Police officers had just finished responding to a fatal accident when a 51-year-old man from Richmond Hill, Ont. came roaring up behind them at more than double the speed limit earlier this week.
The man was clocked at 195 km/h as he passed officers in a construction zone with workers present, per CBC News. When police caught up, they discovered open liquor and cannabis in the car.
The incident happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening near Highway 400 and King Road.
“The vehicle went right by the officer in a fully marked [car] in a construction zone where workers were present,” OPP media relations officer Sgt. Kerry Schmidt told CBC. “The officer was able to keep an eye on him and get him stopped,” Schmidt said.
The man’s vehicle was impounded for a week and his licence has been suspended for 90 days. He has also been charged with dangerous driving, refusing to provide a breath sample and having open liquor and cannabis inside his car.