There’s speeding, and then there’s this.
A Whitehorse woman was arrested last weekend after she blew past an RCMP vehicle at 170 kilometres per hour.
The incident happened May 10 on the Alaska Highway near Marsh Lake. The vehicle passed the marked police car going 170 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, police say.
When the woman was stopped, she told officers she didn’t recognize the police car – because she was going too fast, according to police.
She also told police she was “extremely tired,” the RCMP says.
“These are exactly the kinds of behaviours that make our roads dangerous,” said Corporal Shawn Pollard, head of Yukon RCMP’s traffic services unit.
“During National Road Safety Week, we are targeting ‘The Big Four Killers’ in our enforcement: impaired driving (which includes impairment by fatigue as well as alcohol or drugs), seat belt use, aggressive driving and distracted driving.”
The fine for speeding in this case was $150.
“This driver is actually fortunate that we stopped her,” Pollard said in a statement.
“Excessive speed and fatigue are a combination that could easily lead to her or to someone else being killed or seriously injured. We sincerely hope that she makes safer choices in the future.”