Canadian Police Absolutely Shocked a Mercedes C 63 AMG Did 191mph in Traffic

Laser gun reading the speed of Mercedes-AMG C 63 driven by 18-year-old 9 photos
Photo: Twitter / OPP Highway Safety Division
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You know you drive like a genuine madman when even seasoned policemen are baffled at your recklessness. It was the case with an incident that happened last weekend in Canada.
According to Sergeant Kerry Schmidt with the Ontario Provincial Police, the Highway Safety Division, the incident happened at night, on a stretch of the Queen Elizabeth Way highway, in Burlington, Ontario. Fellow policemen clocked one driver doing 308 kph / 191 mph in his Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG  Coupe C204.

Initial reports said the driver was a 19-year-old young man, who had taken his father’s car for a spin with a friend of the same age. The Ontario Police later identified the reckless driver as an 18-year-old. Not that young age is a good excuse.

The incident proved so baffling for the police that Sergeant Schmidt made no less than two, considerably long videos about it, posting them on the PD’s social media accounts as a means to offer all the details to the public and, at the same time, ring the alarm on the dangers of this type of behavior. As he points out, the young driver was doing three times the legal speed limit, in a context in which there was still plenty of traffic on the road.

In fact, the Sergeant explains, when his colleagues eventually pulled the speedster over, the other drivers would honk and wave as they passed by the scene, as a thank-you to the cops for taking him off the road. He also goes into the details of what could have happened given the high speed and concludes that “this could have turned into the most devastating fatal crash ever; this vehicle would have been completely destroyed.”

You can see both videos in full at the bottom of the page: that the Sergeant is still shocked is clear, from the great lengths he takes to explain the potential consequences of an accident at this kind of speed. He also says that “this is the fastest speed that I’ve ever heard of,” and declares the whole thing “absolutely egregious.”

Those who choose to drive this way should be aware of the consequences, he adds. These include an automatic 7-day suspension of the driver’s license and having the car impounded for the same timeframe, up to 10 years and six months in jail, two years’ worth of license suspension, and a $10,000 fine.

This particular driver was charged with street racing and criminal dangerous driving, with the latter bringing a maximum penalty of $2,000 fine and five years behind bars.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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