Former Quebec premier Bernard Landry received a $1,000 speeding ticket after he was caught driving more than double the speed limit.

The former Parti Québécois leader was pulled over by a police officer on Feb. 5 in the Montérégie town of Saint-Basile-le-Grand.

The officer said he clocked Landry driving 120 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

The officer suspended Landry's driver's licence for a week and handed him a ticket for $1,000.

Landry told the Montreal newspaper, Le Devoir, that he is still brushing up on his driving skills after many years of being driven around by chauffeurs when he was premier and Opposition leader at the national assembly.

He said the ticket has already been paid.