WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP say officers pulled over a van moving at more than 25 km/h over the speed limit near Portage la Prairie, and were shocked to discover that the driver was several years younger than expected. Police say they took a 12-year-old boy into custody after spotting a vehicle going 107 km/h in a construction zone along Highway 1 just after 3 in the morning.
In addition to the charge of speeding in a construction zone, the youth is also facing charges under the Highway Traffic Act of driving without a license and taking someone’s vehicle without permission. Provincial regulations state that would-be drivers in Manitoba are supposed to wait until they’re 15 1/2 before applying for a Class 5 Learner License.
While this driver is the youngest caught speeding in recent years, it isn’t the first time a fairly young person was nabbed for going over the speed limit. Just over two years ago, a teenager told officers he decided to drive 209 km/h in an attempt to impress his female passengers. Mounties responded by mentioning that girls like guys who get them home safely and don’t put their lives at risk.
His excuse for going 209 in a 100? This 19yo told officers he was trying to show off for his female passengers. Fined $1476 & a license review w MPI— RCMP Manitoba (@rcmpmb) August 29, 2018
FYI: Girls don’t like guys that put their lives at risk. Get her home safely, girls (& their parents) like that #rcmpmb #noexcuses pic.twitter.com/f0qgICz74e