Watch above: A teenager is headed to court after being clocked driving more than three times the posted speed limit in Sherwood Park.
EDMONTON – A teenage driver will be heading to court after being clocked driving 100 km/h in a Sherwood Park school zone Thursday morning.
He was speeding past Bev Facey High School and another nearby high school where the posted speed limit is 30 km/h.
A Strathcona County peace officer who is part of the Integrated Traffic Unit tweeted out a photo of the incident.
— P.O Munroe (@POMunroe) September 4, 2014
Peace Officer Corey Munroe was helping enforce the 30 km/h limit in school zones in Sherwood Park when a vehicle caught his eye.
“I saw a vehicle approaching me at a very, very high rate of speed, locked onto it and it came up at 100 km/h in a 30 km/h zone.”
“You get a little bit of shock when you see 100 in a 30 zone.”
“Excessive speeds over 50 aren’t uncommon,” explained Munroe. “However, to have somebody at 100 km/h in a 30 km posted school zone at a time when school has just started, and the media has been all over it, it was shocking.
“I didn’t really know what to think. I was at a loss for words.”
Neither he nor his colleagues had seen anything like it.
Munroe pulled the driver over and conducted a traffic stop.
The male youth was issued a mandatory court summons. A prosecutor will present the case and a judge will assign a penalty.
“He was allowed to drive away,” said Munroe. “The judge or justice of the peace… will impose a penalty that could very well be a [driving] suspension.”
Thirty-kilometre school zones are not enforced around all high schools in Strathcona County, however Bev Facey is an exception because there is a junior high school close by.