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Man with graduated licence caught driving 122km/h in Edmonton school zone

Edmonton school zone. Dean Twardzik / Global News

EDMONTON — A 25-year-old man who has a graduated driver’s licence has been charged after being caught driving four times the speed limit in a west Edmonton school zone.

Police were conducting a speed enforcement blitz in the area of 95 Avenue and 153 Street at around 2:20 p.m. Friday when a Dodge Ram sped through an area school zone.

Police said the man was caught driving 122km/h in the 30km/h zone. There were children in the area at the time, police added.

“This is extremely concerning,” said Staff Sergeant Barry Maron with the Edmonton Police Service.

“This individual is very lucky that no one was hurt as a result of his thoughtless actions.”

Brodie Rae Christensen was issued a mandatory court summons and charged with dangerous driving under the Criminal Code and careless driving under the Traffic Safety Act.

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Christensen is expected to appear in court on Nov. 2, 2015.

During the first four days of this school year, police caught more than 2,000 vehicles speeding through Edmonton school zones. Police are urging drivers to obey the signs and slow down.

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