Lake Country RCMP catch speeders in the act on fresh section of 97

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LAKE COUNTRY - It seems the fresh, pristine pavement on the new section of Highway 97 in Lake Country is attracting motorists who like to push the pedal to the metal.

Lake Country RCMP were busy recently issuing tickets for excessive speeding along the stretch completed last summer. The new four-lane section of highway was constructed to replace the old two-lane highway running along Wood Lake that was renamed Pelmewash Parkway. Mounties say at least one person was clocked at 70 km/h above the posted 100 km/h limit.

Between June 24, 2014 and July 14, 2014 officers issued 26 tickets for excessive speeding. Of that, 15 were travelling 50-60 km/h above the posted limit. The drivers were between the ages of 17 and 78.

Excessive speeding carries a fine of $368 to $483 and it's manditory for the speeder's vehicle to be towed to the impound lot where it remains for seven days.

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