Manitoba

Double alcohol limit, 21-year-old driver clocked at 196 km/h outside Brandon

Twice the alcohol limit and nearly twice the speed limit. RCMP pulled a driver over for both early Saturday morning about 25 kilometres east of Brandon.

Criminal charges of impaired driving and dangerous driving are being contemplated

Twice the alcohol limit and nearly twice the speed limit.

RCMP pulled a driver over for both early Saturday morning, about 25 kilometres east of Brandon.

Around 2:20 a.m., officers were on patrol on Highway 1 when an eastbound white Dodge Ram raced by and was clocked doing 196 km/h, RCMP said in a news release.

After pulling the driver over, RCMP found open liquor in the vehicle. The vehicle also had a prohibited LED light bar.

A breath test for the driver, a 21-year-old man from Carberry, Man., came back at twice the legal limit, police said.

The driver was charged for speeding, prohibited lights and unlawful transport of liquor in a motor vehicle.

Police are also contemplating criminal charges of impaired driving and dangerous driving, they said in a release. 

The passenger, a 24-year-old man from The Pas, Man., was charged with consuming liquor in a public place.

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