Sunday speeder stopped

A North Saanich man may face charges of dangerous driving after police stopped him on a Sunday afternoon on the Pat Bay Highway. On June 12 around 2 p.m. Sidney North Saanich RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed.

A North Saanich man may face charges of dangerous driving after police stopped him on a Sunday afternoon on the Pat Bay Highway. On June 12 around 2 p.m. Sidney North Saanich RCMP stopped a vehicle for excessive speed.

The motorcycle was first noticed traveling north on the Pat Bay Highway, near McDonald Park Road, in an 80 km/h speed zone.

“A southbound police vehicle determined the motorcycle was being driven at 243 km/h,” Cpl. Chris Swain, media liaison, said in a press release. “Moments later the motorcycle was observed weaving from lane to lane and passing slower traffic. The police officer radioed ahead and another officer near Lands End Road was able to stop the vehicle without incident.”

The 27 year-old North Saanich man driving was released on a Promise to Appear for court and the motorcycle was impounded for one week, pursuant to excessive speed legislation.

“Due to the sheer speed of the vehicle, the time of day, and the anticipated traffic volume on the highway, charges of Dangerous Driving under the Criminal Code are being forwarded to Crown Counsel for consideration,” Swain said. “The Civil Forfeiture Office of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General has also started proceedings to seize the 2008 Triumph motorcycle as part of Proceeds of Crime Legislation. The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles has also held a review of the man’s drivers license, suspending his driving privileges for 12 months.”