Speeding kills people right across the nation every day, yet people foolishly continue to speed, and indulge in other dangerous behaviors. So, when a officer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan spotted an extended cab pick-up doing 136 in a 100 km speed zone, he did what he was paid to do, and was simply blown away by what he found.
At 3:18 pm (CST), on March 11, 2015, RCMP Staff Sgt. Stephane Caron pulled over the pick-up for recklessly speeding. However, when he approached the vehicle, designed to seat six, it had a total of 14 occupants! There were three adults, ten younger children and one teenager inside the cab of the pick-up, and three more children were discovered hiding under blankets in the pick-up’s cargo box.
This flash from the past stunned attending officers, who had to call three taxis and a tow truck. An investigation is now underway, and charges are pending following the incident on Highway 2, about seven kilometres north of Prince Albert. Caron said he’s never seen anything this extreme, but it’s not clear yet what charges the driver might face. “Because it is such a marked departure from what we normally see, we are in consultation with the Crown,” he said. “This is not your normal traffic ticket.”