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Teen caught driving 100 km/h in 30 zone in Sherwood Park

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.

 

Peace Officer Corey Munroe was helping enforce the 30 km/h limit in school zones in Sherwood Park when a vehicle caught his eye.

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“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.

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.

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