Woman speeder going almost twice the legal limit

Police clock speeds of more than 170 kilometres an hour in Lake Country

  • May. 7, 2012 8:00 p.m.

A motorist was burning up Highway 97 in Lake Country Monday.

Shortly before 7 a.m., two police officers came across a southbound motorcycle exceeding 170 kilometres between the Kelowna International Airport and Duck Lake.

“Successive readings showed the red Yamaha motorcycle to slow down slightly giving the lead member enough time to radio to the trailing unit that an excessive speeder was headed his way,” said Cst. Kris Clark, RCMP spokesperson.

A traffic stop was initiated which resulted in a 28-year-old Lake Country woman receiving a $463 fine, a seven-day vehicle impoundment, tow and storage fee charges and a notice for an improperly equipped motor vehicle.

The speed limit on that section of Highway 97 is 90 kilometres an hour.