blaine lake, sask

A 19-year-old woman is facing charges, included impaired driving, after allegedly speeding down a rural road at 176 km/h, RCMP say.

Mounties said they were on patrol Saturday morning when they spotted a driver exceeding the posted speed limit of 100 km/h on Highway 40 in the Rural Municipality of Douglas, near Blaine Lake.

It was 6:20 a.m., CST, and the officers noted the vehicle was doing 176 km/h.

They were able to get the driver to pull over and, during the stop, arrested the woman, who they say is from the Witchekan Lake First Nation.

In addition to an impaired driving charge, RCMP said she was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle.

The woman has been released from custody and has a court date set for Aug. 1.