April 21, 2019 4:56 pm

More vehicles impounded by Saskatoon police over alleged speeding violations

Two more vehicles have been impounded by Saskatoon police, with officers saying they clocked one vehicle going nearly double the speed limit on 8th Street.

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At least six vehicles have been impounded by Saskatoon police so far in April due to alleged speeding violations.

The most recent occurrences happened on April 19 at two different locations in the city, according to police.

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The first one took place on 8th Street. Officers said the driver was taking part in a race and clocked the vehicle going 95 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

Police said the vehicle has been impounded for 30 days and the driver faces $949 in fines, along with towing and storage fees.

READ MORE: Vehicle clocked at 112 km/h on McKercher Drive in Saskatoon

The second incident happened on Circle Drive, where police said a vehicle was spotted going 146 km/h in a 90 km/h zone.

The driver was ticketed $865 for speeding and the vehicle was impounded for seven days, police said.

READ MORE: ‘March madness’ on Saskatchewan highways — SGI

The latest violations come days after Saskatchewan Government Insurance reported a record number of speeding and aggressive driving tickets issued in the province in March.

SGI said there were 8,734 speeding and aggressive driving offences during the month.

WATCH (August 2018): ‘These speeds are pure insanity’ — excessive speeding on the rise in Saskatoon

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