Vehicle impounded for going 168 km/h

May 9, 2017 6:52 pm

On Friday May 5th 2017 at approximately 3:45 pm, a member of the Weyburn RCMP Combined Traffic Services Unit was conducting speed enforcement on highway 39 between Yellow Grass and McTaggart.

The member was checking the speed of an oncoming vehicle, when a second vehicle, a 4 door Jeep Wrangler, entered the radar beam and showed a speed of 189 km/h.

The member waited until the first vehicle was out of the radar beam and continued to track the second vehicle which was visually observed to still be travelling well over the posted speed limit of 100 km/h.

The vehicle speed was confirmed on radar at that time to be travelling at 168 km/h.

The traffic member stopped the vehicle and the driver was issued a ticket with a voluntary fine payment of $492 dollars.

The vehicle was seized on the spot and impounded for 7 days under the Traffic Safety Act for travelling more then 50 km/h over the speed limit.