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Lavigne driver stopped for speeding twice in an hour, police say

Driver was stopped and charged at 4:30 p.m. on Hwy  64, then stopped again just after 5 p.m. near Cache Bay
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Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers stopped the same speeding driver twice in less than an hour on Jan. 19.

Shortly after 4:30 p.m. that day, Nipissing West OPP stopped a vehicle for travelling 110 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone on Highway 64 in West Nipissing.

A 35-year-old (OPP doesn’t release the gender of those charged) from Lavigne was charged with speeding.

Then just after 5 p.m. the same day, the same vehicle being driven by the same person was clocked at 110 km/h in a posted 70 km/h zone on Levac Street near Cache Bay.

This time, police arrested the driver and charged them with stunt driving.

The accused is scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice on March 13 in Sturgeon Falls.

The driver was also issued a 30-day Driver's Licence Suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 14 days.

A driver is considered to be stunt driving when they exceed 40 km/h over the limit in a zone where the speed limit is 79 km/h or less, or they exceed the limit by 50 km/h in a zone where the limit is greater than 80 km/h.