Speeders pulled over by police in Lake Country

Nearly half of those pulled over had their vehicles removed from the roadway

Enforcement along a stretch of Highway 97 south of Lake Country resulted in dozens of drivers being pulled over.

On Monday afternoon, RCMP officers conducted enforcement on Highway 97 along Duck Lake.

“In a period of about two hours, officers issued a total of 25 violation tickets to motorists allegedly travelling above the posted speed limit of 90 kilometres per hour,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey.

“Of those 25, 10 motorists were issued fines of at least $368 for allegedly speeding excessively over the posted speed limit. The highest speed obtained by enforcement officers was 148 kilometres per hour in the posted 90 km/hr zone.”

Nearly half of those pulled over had their vehicles removed from the roadway and impounded for allegedly speeding excessively.

“The RCMP wish to remind motorists to slow down, drive safely and watch their speeds,” said O’Donaghey.