Impaired driving + 100kms over the posted speed limit = a recipe for disaster
EDMONTON- RCMP in Airdrie are calling it a recipe for disaster. On Saturday evening over the supper hour, a 36-year old man was allegedly clocked on radar doing 202 km/h in a marked 100 km/h zone.
The man from Carstairs was also allegedly under the influence.
A member of the Airdrie RCMP witnessed the vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed near Highway 791 north of Highway 72.
The vehicle continued northbound in poor visibility which was hampered by fog, and allegedly made several more traffic violations before being stopped. The man was placed under arrest. He faces several charges including impaired driving and dangerous driving.
“Mixing alcohol with high speed in poor visibility is a recipe for disaster,” says Cst. Matt Gervais. “We are lucky the traffic unit was in the right place at the right time to prevent anything serious from occurring.”
The man was released on a Promise to Appear in court.
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