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Man arrested after passing police car in construction zone

RCMP arrested a 41-year-old man from Torbay for refusing to provide a breath sample after being stopped by police for driving 114 km/h in a 50 km/h construction zone on Friday.

An officer was on patrol on the TCH in a construction zone near Foxtrap. An eastbound pickup truck pulled out and passed the unmarked police vehicle and was speeding.

The driver showed signs of alcohol impairment. He refused to provide breath samples at roadside and was arrested.

The man was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court on December 8.

He was ticketed for speeding in a construction zone, his driver’s license was suspended and the vehicle was seized and impounded.

Fines for speeding in a construction zone are doubled. This driver, travelling more than 51 km/h above the speed limit in a construction zone, received a fine of more than $1000.00.


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