Thompson RCMP responded to 238 calls over a 48-hour period from 8 a.m. June 21 to 8 a.m. June 23, including 52 vehicle stops, and lodged 119 people in detachment cells over those two days.
Two of the drivers stopped for speeding June 21-22 received fines of more than $700 and serious offence notices that will require them to present themselves for Manitoba Public Insurance hearings. Both these drivers were exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 kilometres per hour. One was travelling 126 kilometres per hour along Mystery Lake Road in Thompson where the speed limit is 70 kilometres per hour, and received a $783 fine, while the other was driving 102 kilometres per hour in an area where the speed limit is 50 kilometres per hour and received a $731 fine.
On June 22-23, one driver was stopped going 80 kilometres per hour in a 50-kilometre-per-hour zone and received a $442 fine. The driver said they were from out of town and didn’t know the speed limit despite it being posted.
“The RCMP in Manitoba have committed to keeping our roads safe,” said Thompson RCMP Const. Sandy Deibert in a news release. “This is another example of how we are working hard to keep our community safe, by ensuring drivers who refuse to obey the laws of the road are held accountable”