Police Nab Leadfoot Drivers in Western Manitoba

By Sarah Klein

RCMP Crest LogoManitoba RCMP were kept busy during Canada Road Safety Week recently, issuing 145 tickets, including 126 for speeding in the Westman region.

From May 13-19, police were on high alert across the province looking for speeders, distracted drivers and other infractions behind the wheel.

On May 15, police pulled over an 18-year-old woman from Melville, Saskatchewan, who was caught travelling 166 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway near Carberry. She was fined $914.75.

The following evening, police issued four tickets to drivers travelling between 126 km/h to 168 km/h. The latter involved a 24-year-old Regina man who was pulled over on the Trans-Canada Highway west of Brandon. He also had an expired driver’s licence and an improperly restrained four-year-old child.

A 26-year-old man from Carnduff, Saskatchewan was arrested May 18 after going 182 km/h on Highway 21, south of Griswold, Manitoba. The driver had a four-year-old child with him.

Two drivers were also charged for impaired driving, and two more were issued road-side suspensions ranging from 24 hours to 15 days.

Four people were killed over the past week on Manitoba roads. In all four collisions, the victims were not wearing a seatbelt.