On Thursday, August 30, just after 6 pm, members of the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit were stationed on Highway 2 near Crossfield.

Officers were conducting speed enforcement in the area, and noted a 2008 Range Rover traveling northbound on the highway at 187 km/hr in the posted 110 km/hr zone.

When officers stopped the vehicle, they discovered that the driver had had his licence suspended in Ontario, and he had an outstanding warrant for Driving While Unauthorized out of Calgary.

The 51-year old man, from Calgary, was arrested by officers. He has subsequently been charged with Speeding, Driving While Unauthorized, and Failing to Produce Registration under the Traffic Safety Act. He is scheduled to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court on October 30, 2012.

He was released on a 'Promise To Appear' on the outstanding warrant, and will appear in Calgary Provincial Court on October 16, 2012 in relation to that charge.

Sheriff Jason Graw, with the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit, remarked: “The speed at which this driver was traveling is obviously very concerning to us. At 187 km/hr, he is not only putting himself at risk, but also everyone else on the highway – including the officer whose job it is to get him pulled over.”

Sheriff Graw added, “If convicted in court of driving at that speed, the driver may be fined up to $2000 and/or spend up to 6 months in jail, and faces an additional suspension of his driving privileges.”