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Lower Montague teen charged after driving dangerously and speeding

Kings District RCMP were provided with a video of a of car travelling dangerously in excess of 180 kilometres per hour on Route 3 in Vernon River.
Kings District RCMP were provided with a video of a of car travelling dangerously in excess of 180 kilometres per hour on Route 3 in Vernon River. - P.E.I. RCMP photo

A 17-year-old Lower Montague resident faces charges after police received a video of him speeding.

On May 28, Kings District RCMP were provided with a video of a of car travelling dangerously in excess of 180 kilometres per hour on Route 3 in Vernon River.

A passenger in the vehicle recorded the vehicle's speedometer then out the front window of the vehicle and shared it, which ultimately made its way to the RCMP.

Kings District RCMP were provided with a video of a of car travelling dangerously in excess of 180 kilometres per hour on Route 3 in Vernon River.
Kings District RCMP were provided with a video of a of car travelling dangerously in excess of 180 kilometres per hour on Route 3 in Vernon River.

At about 5:17 p.m., the vehicle attempted to pass multiple cars and encountered a vehicle about to make a legal right turn into his path.

The driver locked up his wheels and went into a skid, leaving marks 130 metres in length. The driver regained control without colliding and continued on towards Montague.

Although the driver could not be identified in the video, the video, combined with a thorough investigation, provided the evidence needed to charge the level G2 driver with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

This charge is more serious than a speeding ticket and, upon conviction, the driver could receive a one-year driving prohibition, a criminal record, jail and/or a hefty monetary fine.

This is the second driver that has been charged with travelling twice the posted speed limit in as many days.

The video shows that this incident almost ended with a collision that could have caused serious injury to the driver as well as innocent travellers.

The RCMP remind the travelling public that drivers are expected to abide by road markings and the speed limits posted for their own safety and the safety of others on the roads.
There were several vehicles in the area when this incident happened and RCMP would appreciate any additional information and can be reached at 902-838-9300.

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