Mounties are urging drivers to slow down after a Facebook post saying they caught a driver in the Lakeland going way over the speed limit. The RCMP says the incident occurred sometime last month on a highway into St. Paul.
In a picture posted at the Alberta RCMP Facebook page, the officer states he caught the vehicle doing 176 kilometres an hour, well above the posted speed limit of 100 km/hr. The driver was also reportedly hit with an alcohol-related suspension during the stop.
Driving anywhere north of 51 kilometres over the speed limit can cost a driver 6 demerits and a fine up to $2000 with the potential for a license suspension
Police say drivers need to slow down and drive for winter conditions.