The long weekend started too fast for a driver on Autoroute 50 in Lachute.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21, police officers from the MRC d’Argenteuil Sûreté du Québec station intercepted a westbound vehicle travelling at 175 kilometres per hour in a 100 kilometre per hour zone at kilometre marker 258. The 19-year-old driver from Laval received a ticket totaling $1,463, 14 demerit points, and a seven-day driver’s license suspension.