May 22, 2014 7:14 am

Driver caught going 168 km/h with expired licence, 4-year-old in back

Manitoba RCMP stopped several drivers for excessive speed during the May long weekend.

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WINNIPEG – A 24-year-old Regina man was caught driving 168 kilometres per hour with an expired driver’s licence and a preschooler who wasn’t properly buckled into the back seat, RCMP say.

The Mounties stopped the driver on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Brandon, Man., as the May long weekend started. He was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a licence and failing to properly restrain a child.

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The Regina man was just one of several people stopped for “incredibly fast” driving by RCMP in Manitoba’s Westman area during Canada Road Safety Week, police said in a news release. There were six caught travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.

Another man was caught driving at excessive speeds with a four-year-old in the car on Sunday, police said. The 26-year-old from Carnduff, Sask., allegedly was going 182 km/h on Highway 21 south of Griswold, Man. He too was charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

A teen from Melville, Sask., was caught speeding on a Manitoba highway on May 15, RCMP said. She was fined $914.75 for driving 166 km/h on the Trans-Canada near Carberry in the rural municipality of North Cyprus.

A 20-year-old man from High River, Alta., was charged after police clocked him driving 158 km/h on the Trans-Canada near Oak Lake, Man., on Friday. He was fined $809.50.

A 59-year-old man from Keys, Sask., was fined $863.50 for passing vehicles at 164 km/h on 16 west of Minnedosa, Man., on Friday, police said.

Also on Friday, a 54-year-old Manitoba man from Fairford was charged with careless driving for going 126 km/h in a 60 km/h zone in the rural municipality of Alonsa., Man.

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