BC woman caught driving 215 km/h on Alberta highway fined $2,300

Nov 21 2018, 6:11 pm

A BC driver is out $2,300 after being caught driving 215 km/h in a 110 km/h zone in northern Alberta.

In a release issued on Wednesday, police said the incident took place on August 14, 2017, just after 9 pm, when a member of the RCMP-Alberta Sheriffs Integrated Traffic Unit in Boyle was conducting enforcement just north of Grassland, Alberta.

While doing so, they saw a northbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, and using radar, obtained a speed reading of 215 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.

A court summons for a mandatory court appearance was issued to a female driver for driving at 105 km/h in excess of the speed limit. Summonses are issued for speeding offences for more than 50 km/h of the limit.

During the traffic stop with the subject, the traffic unit received further complaints about the same vehicle driving at high rates of speed and passing other vehicles on double solid lines near a Grassland school.

The sentence was handed down by a justice of the peace traffic commissioner in provincial court after an ex parte trial, meaning the accused was not present, and the woman was found guilty.

“This is an extreme and dangerous rate of speed, and the court has recognized that,” said Boyle RCMP Const. Paul Banks.

Police said the fine the woman received is “the highest possible one” for a speeding infraction.

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