Manitoba RCMP are raising concerns about excessive speeding on the province’s roads.
A pair of incidents over the weekend landed two drivers — each of whom earned almost $1,000 in fines and a handful of other penalties — in serious trouble for unsafe driving.
The first incident took place early Saturday morning, just after 1 a.m., on Highway 59 in the RM of East St. Paul.
RCMP said the 22-year-old driver — who told officers he was “in a hurry to get home” — was clocked at 171 km/h in a 100 zone.
Police said the man was also found to be driving while impaired.
He was handed a $979 ticket for speeding, a serious offence notice and a three-month licence suspension, and had his vehicle impounded for 30 days.
Later that morning, around 9:40 a.m., RCMP pulled over a driver on Highway 6 near St. Laurent.
The 24-year-old, police said, told officers she didn’t want to be late for work — which started at 8 p.m.
The driver, who was clocked at 172 km/h in a 100 zone, was given a $992 speeding fine and a serious offence notice.