A 17-year-old driver is facing the consequences of speeding after an incident last Friday.

According to the RCMP, the 17-year-old was clocked in at 171 km/h in a 100 zone on Highway 16 in the RM of Westlake-Gladstone.

The driver admitted to the speed, explaining they were “Late for work at a carnival.”

They were issued a $979 fine and a serious offense notice for license review with MPI.