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Driver nabbed going 225 km/h on Ontario highway

A driver allegedly reeking of marijuana was arrested by Ontario Provincial Police after an officer caught his car racing at a blistering 225 km/h — more than twice the posted speed limit on Highway 401.

26-year-old man charged with stunt driving, possession of marijuana

An Ontario Provincial Police officer stopped a man who was allegedly driving 225 km/hr on Highway 401 in Mississauga. (Canadian Press)

A driver allegedly reeking of marijuana was arrested by Ontario Provincial Police after an officer caught his car racing at a blistering 225 km/h — more than twice the posted speed limit on Highway 401.

The OPP stopped the driver on Saturday morning around 8:22 a.m. in Mississauga, after he was spotted heading eastbound at Dixon Road on the 401.

An officer with the OPP's highway safety division was in the area when he saw the car roar past.

When an officer caught up with the motorist to speak with him, he reported an odour of marijuana coming from the car.

Kristen King, 26, of Etobicoke, was charged with stunt driving as well as possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana.

A Mazda vehicle was towed from the highway and impounded for seven days. An OPP spokesperson said she wasn't aware of the car's exact model.

King is due to appear in court on Aug. 29.

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