The Regina Police Service is asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a vehicle and driver involved in an incident of dangerous driving on Sunday evening.
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, members of the Regina Police Service Traffic Safety Unit were conducting laser speed enforcement, monitoring traffic in the south-bound lanes of the Ring Road, in a construction zone while there were workers present. At 8:35 p.m., one of the officers heard the roar of an engine coming in the north bound lanes and observed a maroon-coloured Nissan 350z or 370z travelling at a very high rate of speed. The officer used his laser equipment (which had been tested at the start of the shift) to record the vehicle’s speed. It’s alleged this vehicle was travelling at 183 km/h in a construction zone, approximately 50 metres per second. It was not feasible for the officer to get into the north-bound lanes to follow and there were no other police units at other points on the Ring Road, so the driver could not be stopped. When last seen, the vehicle was weaving in and out of other north-bound traffic on the Ring Road.
This kind of driving behavior risks the safety of all other users of our roadways. Police are continuing this investigation to try to identify and locate the driver and vehicle. The driver is described as male. The vehicle is described as a maroon-coloured Nissan; either a 350z or 370z; two-door model with tinted side windows; possibly an early 2000s model. Police believe other drivers, north-bound on the Ring Road at Wascana Parkway, at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday June 11th, would have witnessed this incident of dangerous driving. Anyone who has information that could assist in this investigation is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).