A Portage la Prairie RCMP officer was completing patrols down Highway #26 last week when they noticed a vehicle travelling well above the posted speed limit.

The Police Report states that at 3:30 pm on March 8th, the RCMP officer initiated a traffic stop after verifying with his radar that a vehicle was travelling at a dangerous speed on Highway #26.

The RCMP say that a 49-year-old man from High Bluff received a speeding ticket of $1,019.00 for travelling 164 km/h in a 90 zone. On top of that, the driver also received a ticket for Driving Carelessly, a ticket worth $672.00, and a Serious Offence Notice, meaning the 49-year-old will have to talk to MPI about the incident.