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Manitoba driver dinged $2,092 for speeding in construction zone

RCMP pulled this driver over on Hwy 6 near Eriksdale.
RCMP pulled this driver over on Hwy 6 near Eriksdale. RCMP Manitoba

A 22-year-old woman is facing a big fine after RCMP caught her speeding in a construction zone.

The driver was busted going 178 km/h in a 100 km/h construction zone on Hwy. 6, north of Eriksdale, Man.

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She was fined $2,092 and will be facing a licence review with Manitoba Public Insurance.

According to Manitoba RCMP, that’s the highest fine issued so far this year for speeding in a construction zone.

The highest regular speeding ticket in 2019 was $1,256 for a driver speeding 92 km/h over the limit.

Cpl. Julie Courchaine told Global News those numbers are from the RCMP’s e-ticketing system only, and may not include fines when motorists are facing Criminal Code charges for dangerous driving.

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