Sudbury Man Charged With Driving Nearly Double 80 km/h Speed Limit Near Chapleau

A Sudbury man's facing a racing charge after being clocked driving nearly double the speed limit on Highway 101 near Chapleau.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police say they observed the vehicle travelling over 150 kilometres an hour in a posted 80 kilometre an hour zone in Caouette Township Monday night.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver arrested on a charge of "race a motor vehicle - excessive speed" - the 36-year-old Sudbury man's also been issued a seven-day roadside suspension and his vehicle's been impounded for seven days.

He's scheduled to appear in court in Chapleau next month.