RCMP removes man from TCH for excessive speed #nltraffic

On Saturday the RCMP were on patrol on the Trans-Canada Highway near Witless Bay Line conducting enforcement of the Highway Traffic Act.

Police observed a vehicle travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed and locked in a radar reading of 157 km/h in an 100 km/h speed zone, putting the vehicle at 57 km/h over the posted limit.

Police conducted a traffic stop.

The driver, a 23-year-old man from Twillingate, was ticketed under the Highway Traffic Act for exceeding the speed limit by more than 51 km/h. Police seized and impounded the vehicle for three days and suspended his driver's license for seven days.