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Saskatchewan driver faces impaired driving charges after being stopped for speeding

Saskatchewan RCMP said an officer clocked a vehicle going 158 km/h on Highway 11 just north of Bethune on April 21, 2021. File / Global News

A driver caught speeding by a Saskatchewan RCMP officer north of Regina is facing impaired driving charges.

Police said the officer clocked a vehicle going 158 km/h on Highway 11 just north of Bethune on April 21. The speed limit on that section of highway is 110 km/h.

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The vehicle was pulled over and the driver was subsequently arrested for impaired driving.

RCMP said a quantity of open liquor was seized from the front of the vehicle.

The 22-year-old driver from Regina was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for speeding and was issued a $304 ticket.

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He was also charged with possessing beverage alcohol in a vehicle and issued a $360 ticket.

Police said his driver’s licence has been suspended indefinitely and his vehicle impounded for 60 days.

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