Police in Edmonton have arrested a motorist allegedly travelling at 254 kilometres per hour after the Edmonton Police Service helicopter Air1 located the crashed vehicle Friday morning.
The vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle collision shortly after it was clocked more than doubling the freeway's speed limit say police.
A female passenger, Tannis Atkinson, sustained minor injuries and has been charged with possession of drugs and possession of stolen property.
The 27-year-old male driver is in custody and charges are pending against him.
“There is no question that this driver endangered lives,” said Staff Sergeant Curtis Schriever.
“He showed a complete disregard for the safety of the people travelling on the same road as him. I cannot imagine what this individual was thinking travelling at such a dangerous rate of speed.”
RCMP Canine unit and patrol members tracked the driver through the river valley for several hours before the arrest.
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