A Red Deer driver was fined and is facing charges for travelling at an extreme speed.
On March 12, near Ross Street and 46 Ave., police observed a vehicle travelling at 102 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
The 34-year-old driver from Red Deer was summoned to appear in front of a judge for extreme speed and risk posed to the public.
After receiving the summons, the driver returned to the scene with a roadside sign protesting the charge.
According to police, as a result of the protest, three vehicles nearly collided, and the individual was directed to stop. Because he did not, the driver was charged under the Traffic Safety Act for “Engaging in a stunt that is likely to distract, startle or interfere with users of the roadway,” which is a $567 fine.
“Citizens making the decision to travel at such extreme speeds pose a serious risk the public,” says Sgt. Mike Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit.
“These extreme speeds show a disregard for the safety of others, and was exacerbated by this driver’s actions where, in the middle of the day, in a heavily populated downtown core, chose to dangerously distract others. We will continue to work tirelessly to address this behaviour through enforcement and education.”