Alberta driver gets speeding ticket for going 1 km/h over limit

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A driver who received a speeding ticket for going 1 km/h over the limit will no longer have to pay the fine.

Sturgeon County issued a statement Tuesday that it has rescinded a ticket to a driver who exceeded the speed limit while passing a peace officer last Friday.

“After reviewing the dash camera video, an Enforcement Services Supervisor has determined that the driver did exceed the speed limit by an estimated 10-15 km per/hour while passing the peace officer, who was travelling at the maximum of the posted limit. However, as the driver’s speed was estimated and not measured by radar/laser as indicated on the ticket, Sturgeon County will rescind the ticket,” the statement read.

On Saturday, Larissa Turnbull posted on the Facebook page “Edmonton Area Radar Sightings” that her boyfriend received the speeding ticket for going 101 km/h in a 100 km/h zone after he passed a peace officer.

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She included a photo of a ticket which showed the infraction.

*Editor’s note: The date displayed on the ticket (Nov. 14) is of the scheduled court appearance not the date the ticket was issued. 

As of Tuesday morning, her post had been shared nearly 2,500 times and received 5,000 comments.

After the fine was rescinded, Turnbull wrote on her Facebook post, “Thank you to everyone who has supported him with this. And I appreciate everyone’s opinions on this matter.”

The driver, Mathieu Gagne, posted on his Facebook page, “I do apologize to every law enforcement I know and do not know. I didn’t mean for this story to have a huge impact and make you feel degraded by everyone. I just want this story to die off and move on.”

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Sturgeon County said peace officers use discretion as well as their training and experience before issuing a warning or ticket.

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