The speed limit on the road where he was picked up on Thursday is 110 kilometres per hour, police in the eastern French Bas-Rhin département said on Facebook.
The driver, a local, “gave as a reason for his speeding that he was late for his Covid vaccine”, it said.
Officers confiscated the man’s driving licence and impounded his car.
“For everyone’s safety, let’s comply with speed limits, even after more than 60 years with a driving licence,” the post said.
France’s sluggish vaccine rollout has been the cause of much frustration among those groups who are currently eligible – mainly the over 75s, healthcare workers and people with serious health conditions.
The strategy is showing results, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, with the rate of new infections among over 80-year-olds falling, although has been rising in other age groups.