A Manitoba driver facing massive fines after an incident Thursday on Highway 16 may be praying a little harder after seeing his traffic ticket.
Police said the driver – who blasted through a manned construction zone in a minivan travelling at 161 km/h – gave officers the excuse of being late for church.
Manitoba RCMP handed down a fine of $2,694, as well as a serious offence notice, which means a licence review with Manitoba Public Insurance.
In June, RCMP said a driver fined just over $2,000 was the largest fine for construction zone speeding to date. The driver in that case was travelling 78 km/h over the limit.