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Hamilton police conducting speed enforcement in a residential area clocked a teenage driver going 141 km in a 40 km zone.

An 18-year-old’s need for speed has left the teen without his driver’s licence — and the Mercedes he was driving — after he was clocked going more than 100 kilometres over the limit in a residential area.

Hamilton police said the man was nabbed doing 141 km/h in a 40-km/h zone — a speed they deemed “astronomical.”

Police were doing enforcement in the area of Paramount Drive and Butternut Court on Saturday just after 2 p.m. when an officer saw a vehicle pass another, which was going 40 km/h.

The officer got a reading on his radar speed gun of the car going 141 km/h.

The car, a 2009 C34 Mercedes, was immediately impounded by police for seven days and towed away.

The driver was charged with stunt driving and speeding. He received an immediate licence suspension and was given a court date to answer to the charges.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator