Gatineau driver nabbed twice in one day

Montreal police.

(QMI Agency file photo)

Montreal police. (QMI Agency file photo)

Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:29 PM ET

A young man — caught speeding twice in one day — has a hefty fine to pay after refusing to stop for police and then crashing his car into a cement wall.

He was busted around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning going more than 145 km per hour on Hwy. 50 where the speed limit is 100 km per hour.

Police tried to stop him near Draveurs bridge, but the vehicle didn’t pull over. The driver lost control of his vehicle in the exchange lane which takes traffic towards Hwy. 5 North or South. That’s where he hit the cement wall.

The driver, a 21-year-old man from Gatineau was not injured.

He was issued a $323 ticket and five points on his driving licence.

Police say the driver got a ride home with the tow truck driver because his car was wrecked.

The investigation is ongoing and officers are considering a charge of reckless driving.

Twitter: @doughempstead


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