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Motorist clocked at 152 km/h in 70 km/h zone on Hart Highway

A 24-year-old man is without his truck this morning after he was clocked going 152 kilometres per hour in 70 km/h zone.

On Thursday  a member of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services Section was conducting speed enforcement on a 70 km/h zone on the Hart Highway.

Just before 9 a.m., the officer clocked the truck travelling at 152 km/h, more than twice the posted speed limit. 

The driver, from Prince George, was issued a $483 violation ticket and the pickup truck he was driving was impounded for seven days.

At the time of the violation the temperature was -1 degree Celsius. 

“This incident is a clear disregard for the safety of all road users, including himself,” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP, in a news release.  “Any number of things could have easily caused a serious collision that almost certainly would have caused at least one death.  There is no excuse for his actions.”

Further penalties may be imposed by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and/or the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

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