Vehicle impounded for excessive speed

Vehicle was observed travelling at an excessive speed of 168 km/h in a 100 km/h speed zone

Clearwater RCMP received a report of a black Dodge Journey driving at a high rate of speed, passing unsafely, and tailgating while southbound on Highway 5 from the Wire Cache rest area near Avola.

Later, police were travelling northbound on Highway 5 in the area of Roundtop Road near Blackpool when an approaching vehicle was observed travelling at an excessive speed of 168 km/h in a 100 km/h speed zone.

There were three occupants in the Dodge Journey rental vehicle. The driver was identified via an international driving permit.

Police issued the driver a violation ticket for driving at an excessive speed of more than 60 km/h over the limit. Police also issued the driver with a copy of the vehicle impound form as a seven-day impound is mandatory for excessive speed.

The driver will not be able to rent a vehicle from that company again and will have to pay about $2,000 in fees to the rental agency after the vehicle is released from the impound.

RCMP also report they seized marijuana and drug paraphernalia from a local male at a police and conservation officer road check on Highway 24 in Little Fort.  Police report the male will not be charged criminally at this time.