On Apr. 23, 2023, at approximately 1:12 a.m., Red Deer RCMP Traffic Services were conducting traffic enforcement patrols on 67 Street, near the neighbourhood of Clearview, when police observed a 2014 Dodge Ram travelling at an extreme speed. Utilizing a speed measuring instrument, the officer on scene determined that the vehicle was travelling 143 km/h in the posted 70 km/h zone.
The driver of the Dodge Ram was stopped and subjected to Mandatory Alcohol Screening. Due to the results of 2 roadside breath samples the 19-year-old male was issued a 72-hour licence suspension, and the Dodge Ram was seized for 3 days. Since the male was travelling 73 km/h above the posted speed limit he has received a court summons. 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.
“Travelling at extreme speeds is a reckless and dangerous activity, adding alcohol into this mix only compounds the risk to the public” says Sergeant Michael Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit. “Our continued enforcement against this type of behavior hopes to dissuade further occurrences.”