A learner driver is facing over $1,300 in fines after Saskatoon police said a car was clocked going more than double the speed limit on a city street.
In a tweet posted Sunday, members of the traffic unit said the car was doing 128 km/h on Spadina Crescent. The speed limit is 60 km/h.
Police said the fine is $1,000 along with the cost of a seven-day impound.
Impound fees run over $300, including towing, storage fees and the cost for a release certificate.
The driver was also ticketed for driving as an unaccompanied learner, failing to produce a licence and driving with a load muffler — fines that total $365.
In Saskatchewan, learner drivers must have an experienced, licensed supervising driver in the front passenger seat at all times.
It is the third time in less than a week that Saskatoon police said they have ticketed drivers for excessive speeding.
On Saturday, police said a Mustang was caught going 120 km/h on Spadina Crescent.
The driver was fined $910 and the car was impounded for seven days.
On Friday, a car was spotted by the air support unit doing 115 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Lenore Drive.
The fine was $854 with a seven-day impound.
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