February 2, 2019 4:20 pm

Winnipeg police catch teen speedster; give him $992 ticket

A police cruiser.


A young man is nearly $1,000 poorer after being caught going more than 70 km/h over the speed limit on a slippery morning.

Winnipeg police said they caught the man, 18, going a whopping 152 km/h on Lagimodiere Boulevard and Fermor Avenue early Friday morning, which has an 80 km/h limit.

Temperatures on Friday morning still hovered in the -30 C range in the city after a week of bone-chilling, nearly record-breaking temperatures, leaving streets icy and snow-packed.

Police said the man now has to deal with a $992 ticket and his licence will go under review with Manitoba Public Insurance.

Police are reminding Winnipeggers to slow down and drive to conditions.

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