Steinbach RCMP impounded two motorcycles this past weekend after charging two Steinbach motorcyclists with numerous dangerous driving related offences.
Police say that on May 11, 2018, at approximately 9pm, Steinbach RCMP were on patrol when they caught a motorcyclist traveling at 202 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The incident occurred on Highway 52 between La Broquerie and Steinbach.
As a result, officers fined the 21-year-old male driver from Steinbach $1,385. He was issued a Serious Offence Notice and had his driver’s licence and motorcycle seized.
Close to two hours later, Steinbach RCMP saw a motorcyclist fail to stop at a stop sign within the City of Steinbach. The driver continued through the stop sign, weaved in and out of traffic, and failed to stop at a red light located at Highway 12 and Loewen Boulevard. The driver then failed to stop at another stop sign on Giesbrecht Street. The driver finally stopped at Ellice Avenue and Giesbrecht Street, where RCMP were patiently waiting for him.
RCMP report that the 20-year-old male driver of Steinbach was charged with driving imprudently, failing to stop, driving carelessly, driving an unregistered motorcycle and driving with an invalid licence. Police say that a Serious Offence Notice was issued and his licence and motorcycle were seized.
RCMP noted that road safety is a priority in Manitoba and that they will continue to target high-risk driving behaviours, allowing everyone the ability to get home safely.