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Speeder in Happy Valley-Goose Bay hit with hefty fine


HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – A woman in Happy Valley-Goose Bay found out about the province’s new stiffer penalties for driving too fast the hard way this morning, July 19.

The RCMP pulled over a vehicle being operated at a speed in excess of 115 kilometres an hour in Happy Valley-Goose Bay where the speed limit is 60 km/h.

The woman, 35, was issued a $520 ticket under the Highway Traffic Act for operating a vehicle at a speed greater than 51 km/h over the speed limit.

The vehicle was also seized and impounded for three days and she received a seven-day driver's licence suspension.

The new penalties came into effect on June 7.

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