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Manitoba speeder handed $1,200 ticket, blames faulty speedometer

The driver received a $1,202 ticket from Manitoba RCMP.
The driver received a $1,202 ticket from Manitoba RCMP. Manitoba RCMP

A Winnipeg driver’s excuse wasn’t good enough for RCMP when he was pulled over for driving well above the speed limit on the weekend.

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Manitoba RCMP said the man, 27, was clocked at 188 km/h in a 100 zone on Highway 59 and handed a $1,202 ticket and a serious offence notice.

Police said the man blamed a faulty speedometer for the infraction and claimed it said he was ‘only’ travelling at 110 km/h at the time.

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