Unlicensed teen ticketed for high-speed drive
Teen tried to switch seats with passenger, police say
A teenage girl without a licence pulled over for speeding on a highway near Calgary is facing several charges.
Members of the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit pulled over a black Nissan Altima that was speeding southbound on Highway 2, near the Highway 72 overpass, on Monday just before 9 a.m.
Police say a 15-year-old from Red Deer was driving 187 km/hr on the posted 110 km/hr highway.
Police also accuse her of trying to switch seats with a licenced 18-year-old female passenger after officers pulled the car over, said Sheriff Jason Graw.
"It turns out that the reason the young lady didn’t want to be in the driver’s seat when the vehicle was stopped was because she didn’t have a driver’s licence," he said.
"Travelling at 187 km/hour is an atrocious speed, obviously, and any small driving mistake at that speed can result in a serious collision."
The pair borrowed the car from a friend, he added.
She has been charged with speeding, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving without an operator’s license, and failing to provide proof of vehicle registration. She is scheduled to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court on July 2.