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Fort McMurray teen ‘showing off’ lands licence suspension, high fine

Last Updated Jul 28, 2017 at 5:30 am MDT

A 17-year-old from Fort McMurray was caught speeding by members of the Boyle RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit during their patrols on Highway 663, just east of Boyle, on May 20.

RCMP saw the eastbound car travelling at a high rate of speed and used a radar gun to confirmed the vehicle was travelling at 197 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.

RCMP conducted a vehicle stop and the driver was issued a summons for court.

There were also two other passengers in the vehicle.

During the encounter with police, the driver indicated he was showing off for his friends.

He plead guilty in Boyle Provincial Youth Court on July 25, during the mandatory court appearance.

The youth, who holds a probationary Class 5 Graduated Driver’s Licence, was sentenced to a 30-day licence suspension and a $1,000 fine.

RCMP and Alberta sheriffs remind motorists that speeding has a direct relationship to an increase in stopping distances, one’s ability to react to traffic control devices and hazards, and severity of injuries in a crash.

Charges of speeding for more than 50 km/h over the speed limit are dealt with by way summonses, and mandatory court appearance.

Convictions come with a maximum fine of $2,300 and a driver’s licence suspension of up to 90 days.