A man in his 20s is facing a $2,000 fine, a possible six months in jail, or both after being clocked going 199 km/h in a 100 km/h zone near Grande Prairie. On Saturday night, a member of the Sheriff Highway Patrol was doing a routine patrol when the vehicle came speeding towards a residential area.
After pulling over the vehicle, the sheriff found that the man from Castlegar, B.C. was also driving without a valid driver’s licence or valid insurance. Because the driver was recorded going more than 50 km/h over the posted speed limit he automatically was given a court summons.
According to Alberta Sheriffs, a quarter of fatal collisions in the province involve drivers going over the posted speed limit or going too fast for the weather and road conditions.