Winnipeg police promise refunds on 2,574 speeding tickets
WINNIPEG – Some drivers may be forgiven for feeling like it’s Christmas in July after police decided to refund fines paid on 2,574 speeding tickets.
The value of the tickets is about $1 million, Det. Sgt. Natalie Aitken said.
The tickets handed out from June 27 to July 1 at a construction zone on southbound Kenaston Boulevard, south of Scurfield Boulevard, incorrectly listed the offence, says a news release from the Winnipeg Police Service issued Wednesday.
The offence title was listed as “Speeding, Section 95 (10)” instead of “Speeding in a Designated Construction Zone, Section 95 (1) (b.1),” the news release says.
“In the interest of fairness to motorists and transparency for all involved the WPS recommended tickets be fully refunded due to the improper wording.”
The province will mail letters to everyone affected and provide instructions for getting full refunds, the release says.
Those seeking more information about whether their ticket is affected can call 204-945-3156 or visit the Manitoba Summary Convictions Court at 373 Broadway.
CORRECTION: A reference to the 7000 block of Kenaston in an earlier version of this story was incorrect.
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