Driver nabbed doing 192km/hr during morning rush

Illustration for speeding on QE2 Highway north of Calgary near Crossfield, Alberta, on May 20,...

Illustration for speeding on QE2 Highway north of Calgary near Crossfield, Alberta, on May 20, 2013. Mike Drew/QMI AGENCY

Dave Lazzarino, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 9:07 AM ET

EDMONTON - An Edmonton driver is facing up to five years in jail after cops stopped him doing almost 200 kilometres an hour during the morning rush hour Thursday.

“In that traffic . . . at that speed, things are very unpredictable,” said Const. Julian Celms of Leduc RCMP.

Police say a Subaru WRX was travelling northbound on the QEII north of the Edmonton International Airport at 7:25 a.m. The car was seen to go from 172 km/h to 192 km/h in a 110 zone in a matter of seconds.

“No one else on the road is expecting a vehicle to be traveling at 172 let alone 192 km/h. It’s not like it’s got lights and sirens on it to mark it,” said Celm.

“You might change a lane with a quick glance without taking into consideration the speed this person is travelling. If a collision had happened at that speed it would be absolutely horrific.”


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