Police caught up with another speeder on Tuesday evening after the driver raced past the Saanich Police Department on Vernon Avenue going nearly 70 km/h over the posted limit.
During what the driver told police was a trip to collect a take-out order, an officer with the Traffic Safety Unit pulled the individual over on March 16. According to police, the driver was caught going 117 km/h in a 50 zone and, as it turned out, has recently been prohibited from driving.
The driver was issued a mandatory week-long vehicle impound and will be required to appear in court later this year.
A trip to grab take-out food ended abruptly tonight when the driver passed police headquarters at 117 kph, 67 over the limit. They were recently prohibited from driving. A court appearance notice accompanied the mandatory 7-day impound. pic.twitter.com/61M0OY0qwM— Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit (@SPD_Traffic) March 17, 2021
Under the Motor Vehicle Act, excessive speeding tickets are issued when drivers are caught going more than 40 km/h over the posted speed limit. The offence can come with a ticket of up to $483 and three penalty points on top of the seven-day vehicle impound.
Twelve excessive speeders have been caught in Saanich by police so far this year. In the early hours of Saturday (March 13) morning, officers stopped a different driver going nearly 100 km/h over the speed limit on the Pat Bay Highway.
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