19 year old charged with driving 151 km/hour in Red Deer

Sep 24 2020, 4:15 pm

A teenager in Red Deer is facing a hefty fine and a court summons after being caught allegedly street racing in Red Deer.

A release from Red Deer RCMP states that a stationary laser clocked two vehicles going well over the speed limit near the Westerner Park entrance on the night of September 19.

The police officer on scene clocked one vehicle going 120 km/hour, while the other was going 151 km/hour. Both of these cars were driving in a 70 km/hour zone.

“Citizens travelling at such extreme speeds pose a serious and concerning risk to the public,” said Sergeant Michael Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit in the release.

“Our focus is to deter these behaviours through enforcement and education.”

The driver of the slower vehicle was charged for engaging in a race and issued a fine for $495 as a result of going 50 km/hour over the speed limit.

The 19-year-old man driving the faster vehicle was also charged for racing, and has received a court summons, as the release notes that “drivers speeding at more than 50 km/h are subject to a mandatory court appearance where a judge can impose penalties such as a fine or licence suspension.”

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