RCMP say they caught three "superspeeders" in the Lorette area on Friday, in less than two hours.
At 7:42 that evening, while driving an unmarked police car southbound on Provincial Road 207, a motorcycle approached from behind travelling at 163 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. Police say when they asked the adult male why he was driving 73 km/h over the posted limit on a two way road, he stated, "I was speeding and enjoying the nice weather." During the altercation, the officer detected the smell of alcohol. A roadside breath demand resulted in a warning and an automatic 72 hour license suspension, tow and 30 day vehicle impound. He was fined $1,006 for speeding, handed a serious offence notice and issued for a license review with Manitoba Public Insurance.
Then at 8:42 pm, while still southbound on Provincial Road 207, the officer caught a northbound vehicle approaching at 153 km/h in the 90 km/h zone. The driver had a Class 5 Intermediate Manitoba Drivers License and was fined $878 for speeding and issued a serious offence notice for a license review with Manitoba Public Insurance.
And finally, at 9:30 pm, while westbound on Provincial Road 405, the same officer witnessed a pair of vehicles turn east and accelerate quickly. One vehicle passed the other at 146 km/h in the 90 km/h zone. The teenage driver, with a Class 5 Intermediate Manitoba Drivers License admitted to driving 146 km/h and said the other driver was a friend. The driver was fined $783 for speeding and issued a serious offence notice for a license review with Manitoba Public Insurance.