Princeton RCMP trying to catch up with speeder – do you know this car?

Princeton RCMP are asking for the public’s help in catching up with a fast driver.

“On May 2nd at 1:40 p.m. we were on patrol in a fully marked police car on Old Hedley Road near the mill, which is a 30 km zone, when a member observed a dark red Chrysler 300 approaching at a high rate of speed. It was confirmed on radar to be approximately three times the speed limit,” said Corporal Chad Parsons.

The officer attempted to pull the driver over, and the vehicle failed to stop.

“It appeared the driver was a male between 20 and 30, wearing a high visibility work vest. We are asking for the public’s assistance. If they know where this vehicle might be from or have any information on the vehicle we would appreciate them calling the detachment or Crime Stoppers.”

The penalty for excessive speed is a “substantial ticket and vehicle impoundment for seven days.”

Parsons said the speed limit in that area is reduced because of the proximity of workers from Weyerhaeuser Mill and Princeton Standard Pellet, and the number of slow moving industrial vehicles.

May has been designated high risk driving month by the RCMP, and local officers are putting special emphasis on radar patrols, he added.

Princeton RCMP can be reached at 250-295-6911.

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