An 18-year-old man has been charged with stunting after he was clocked travelling at a speed of 160 kilometres per hour in an 80 km/h zone.

Officers spotted the car speeding inbound on Highway 111 in Dartmouth around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

They eventually stopped the Mitsubishi Lancer near the Burnside Drive exit.

The driver has been charged with stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act.

His licence has been suspended for seven days and his vehicle impounded.

Police say a stunting charge carries a penalty of $2,314.41 upon conviction.