Canwest News Service
Published: Saturday, August 30, 2008
A 34-year-old Alberta man was handed a $12,000 speeding fine this week after police caught him roaring down the highway at 263 km/h -- more than twice the posted speed limit. On May 1, a police officer noticed the man speeding on a Honda motorcycle on a stretch of Highway 16, between Edson and Hinton, Alta., with a 110 km/h speed limit. The officer gave chase, but was unable to match his speed, said Sgt. Ron Lyons with the RCMP. The same officer later spotted the motorcycle in Hinton, which is about 280 kilometres west of Edmonton. The driver, a Hinton resident, struck a deal with the Crown prosecutor that allowed him to keep his licence in exchange for the high fine.