Late yesterday morning, RCMP Westman Traffic Services received a complaint from Manitoba Hydro workers regarding crews replacing hydro poles along Hwy #10 in the Minto area, approximately 50 km south of Brandon. Their complaint stated that semi-trucks were passing through the 60 km/h construction zone at such high speeds that the crews up the hydro poles were actually being shaken and the poles were swaying.
RCMP sent an officer to the area and in 3 hours issued 14 tickets for speeding in a construction zone and one ticket for driving with no license.
The worst offender was caught travelling 110 km/h in the 60 km/h construction zone and did not possess a valid license. The driver was fined $1,359 for the speeding and $298 for driving without a license, in addition to a serious offence notice, which requires the driver to appear before MPI within 5 days.