Dangerous driving of youth leads to criminal charges

Vernon River, Prince Edward Island – On the evening of Thursday, May 28, Kings District RCMP were provided with a video of a of car travelling dangerously in excess of 180 km/hr 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 which ultimately made it’s way to RCMP.

At approximately 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. Thankfully the driver regained control without colliding and continued on towards Montague.

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

Although the driver could not be identified in the video, the video combined with a thorough investigation provided the evidence needed to charge the 17 year-old, “Level G2”, driver from Lower Montague 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/a hefty monetary fine.

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

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. If you have information please contact the Montague RCMP at 902-838-9300.

Be safe everyone.

Kings District RCMP



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