Learner’s permit driver clocked going 83 km/h over speed limit

A 26-year-old Sylvan Lake man is facing several charges after he was clocked driving 123 km/h in a 40 km/h zone over the weekend.

A 26-year-old Sylvan Lake man is facing several charges after he was clocked driving 123 km/h in a 40 km/h zone over the weekend.

A pick-up truck was stopped after a community peace officer with the Town’s Municipal Enforcement Unit witnessed it exceeding the speed limit by 83 km/h during ‘Selective Traffic Enforcement’ on 50 Ave. Saturday morning.

The officer subsequently requested assistance from RCMP, who stopped the truck and learned that its driver had only an Alberta Class 7 learner’s permit.

The driver was arrested for speeding and dangerous driving, and also had an outstanding traffic warrant from Edmonton. The truck was towed following the incident.

The man, whose name hasn’t yet been released, has been charged with dangerous driving, speeding and driving without proper supervision.

He’ll appear in Red Deer Provincial Court Jan. 9.

Police say traffic enforcement in the area was “in response to complaints of speeding vehicles from residents in the area.”