May 22, 2014 7:14 am
Updated: May 22, 2014 8:39 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.

File / Global News

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.

Story continues below

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.

RELATED: Manitoba drivers face tougher fines for speeding in construction zones

© 2014 Shaw Media

Report an error


Comments closed.

Due to the sensitive and/or legal subject matter of some of the content on, we reserve the ability to disable comments from time to time.

Please see our Commenting Policy for more.

Global News