RM North Cypress-Langford, Manitoba – On October 20, 2020, at approximately 3:15 am, Brandon RCMP were patrolling on the TransCanada Highway, near Highway 5, when an eastbound vehicle was observed travelling at a very high rate of speed. Using radar, police determined the vehicle was travelling at 167 kilometres per hour in a clearly marked 100 kilometre per hour zone.
Police activated emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop, and the vehicle attempted to make a right hand turn onto Highway 5. However, the driver lost control and the vehicle went across the highway and into the east side ditch, then came out of the ditch, went up and over a south service road, landing in the south ditch on top of a utility box.
The 17-year-old male driver from Carberry and two male youth passengers exited the vehicle. The driver had minor injuries and was cleared by medical personnel at the scene. The passengers were uninjured. The driver received a $927 ticket and a Serious Offence Notice, which suspends his licence until he meets with Manitoba Public Insurance. His mother came and picked him up from the scene.
RCMP want to remind drivers that when a police vehicle has its emergency lights activated to pull you over, you should immediately engage your right turn signal to indicate your intention to pull over to the side of the road. Slow down and pull out of traffic at the first safe opportunity. If a police officer activates lights and the siren, you are required to pull over to the side of the road immediately, as far to the right as possible.
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