Lethbridge, Alberta – Lethbridge Police issued numerous excessive speeding violations – primarily along Mayor Magrath Drive – over the weekend and are advising motorists to slow down.
On night shift May 22, 2020 members of Patrol Team C apprehended two drivers racing along Mayor Magrath Drive. The vehicles were travelling 107 km/h. Both drivers were charged and had their vehicles towed.
In addition, during night shift on May 23 and May 24, 2020, members of Patrol Team B issued a total of 21 violations tickets following numerous reports from the public about noisy vehicles, racing and stunting – again mostly along Mayor Magrath Drive. Some of the most egregious offenders included vehicles recorded at 120 km/h and 103 km/h along Mayor Magrath Drive in 60 km/h zones, 128 km/h along Whoop Up Drive in a 90 km/h zone and 95 km/h in a 50 km/h zone along 43 Street North. A number of additional tickets were issued to drivers travelling in excess of 20 km/h over the posted limit along Mayor Magrath Drive and other areas of the city. Other tickets included careless driving for drifting in a parking lot along the 800 block of 6 Avenue North as well as one charge for impaired driving.
Police have received numerous complaints reporting speeding, stunting and racing along multiple streets in the city and officers will continue to target these areas as capacity allows.
All drivers are reminded to obey the posted speed limits at all times.
Lethbridge Police Service
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