One of the worst cases of extreme speed from 2022 was in our own backyard. 

In a recent release sent out to highlight the work of Alberta Sheriffs, an incident involving a 25-year-old man travelling 203 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Highway 21 just outside of Sherwood Park was reported.

The exact date of the incident and the punishment for the offender was not disclosed. 

This was just one of many cases that were handled by Alberta Sheriffs in their first year with expanded authorities. 

Sheriffs from across the province also removed 1,471 impaired drivers from Alberta highways throughout the year. 

“Enhancing the authorities of the Sheriff Highway Patrol has been a successful step toward building safer communities for everyone in Alberta," said Mark Ellis, the minister of public safety and emergency services. "With more than 30,000 km of provincial highways in their jurisdiction, the sheriffs have done tremendous work by removing more than 2,000 impaired drivers from our roads in less than two years."

"Expanding the sheriffs’ authorities has alleviated pressure for policing in rural Alberta, giving those officers more time to respond to urgent calls and provide the flexibility to keep our communities safer.”

Though that Sherwood Park motorcyclist was going mind-bogglingly fast, a 20-year-old man had everyone beat, travelling 228 km/h in a 110 km/h zone on Highway 16 in Parkland County.