$ 139 instead of $ 1,400 fine for a drunk driver 17 years

1161317The fact of having only 17 saves hundreds of dollars to a young speeder caught circulating at high speed Monday in Sherbrooke.

Around 15h15, a police officer from the Surete du Quebec (SQ) intercepted the driver driving on Highway 610 near the viaduct Duplessis.

The Sherbrooke was captured more than 175 km / h while traveling westbound, reports Aurelie Guindon, spokesman for the SQ in Estrie.

“This offense earned him a finding of 14 demerit points and a fine of $ 139, since under the Criminal Procedure Code, the maximum penalty issued to a minor is $ 100, plus costs,” says -she.

“If he had been an adult, the offender would have been a finding of more than $ 1,400.”

His driver’s license was suspended for a period of seven days, as provided by the Code of road safety for this category of offense.

Ms. Guindon want to remind, while the beautiful spring days are back, the speed is the leading cause of fatal crashes in Quebec.

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