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AB Sheriffs Clock Canmore Motorist at 209 km/h

AB Sheriffs and RCMP of the Bow Valley Integrated Traffic Services Unit team up to stop and charge a motorist traveling 149 km/h over the posted speed limit.

A Canmore, AB male, in possession of an Alberta learner’s license, is facing Criminal Code Dangerous Driving charges and Traffic Safety Act offences after an AB Sheriff and his RCMP partner with the Bow Valley Integrated Traffic Services Unit found him driving his car as high as 209 km/h in a 60 km/h speed zone on the Bow Valley Parkway.  A Pincourt, Quebec male, who was allegedly acting as this individual’s supervisor is facing similar charges.  Both males were released on a Promise to Appear for court in Canmore on August 19, 2015.  Individuals who act as supervisors for drivers with learner’s permits can be held accountable for the actions of that driver.

The Bow Valley Parkway is intended for people who wish to take a leisurely drive in nature in hopes enjoying the scenery or spotting a bear or other wildlife commonly found in Banff National Park. The roadway is used by many motorists and cyclists on weekends during the warm weather months. This level of speed is inherently dangerous in any circumstance and poses a substantial risk to all road users and wildlife on the Bow Valley Parkway. Members of the Bow Valley Integrated Traffic Services Unit will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and will lay all appropriate charges when motorists travel at such dangerous speeds.

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