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Police: Valet took BMW on 180 mph joyride

Feb. 5, 2011 at 4:00 AM   |   Comments

MONTREAL, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Montreal said a valet taking a joyride in a BMW was clocked driving 180 mph on a city expressway.

Investigators said the man, a valet at a city hotel, took the vehicle for an unauthorized spin Friday morning and received a $2,625 ticket and 42 demerit points on his license when he was pulled over on Highway 720, The (Montreal) Gazette reported Friday.

Surete du Quebec Sgt. Genevieve Bruneau said police could not confirm whether the man, whose name was not released, is facing charges for stealing the vehicle, but she said the department is "not denying it either."

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