Young men caught speeding on Peninsula

Five young men stopped by police over B.C. Day long weekend

The B.C. Day long weekend was expensive for a few young men.

On Aug. 5 a Central Saanich officer clocked a driver on West Saanich Road at 130 km/h. The officer later located the same vehicle parked on Wallace Drive and gave the young man a $483 excessive speeding ticket and a seven day vehicle impound.

Central Saanich and Sidney North Saanich RCMP officers set up a speed trap northbound on the Pat Bay Highway at Amity Drive on Aug. 4.

They caught one vehicle travelling at 146 km/h in the 90 zone. The 27-year-old man from Victoria was issued a hefty $483 ticket for excessive and his vehicle impounded for a week.

Later, a 26-year-old Victoria man driving a motorcycle travelling at 142 km/h earned himself the same fate.

A case of possible street-racing Aug. 4 saw two young men issued with fines. At 8 p.m. a Central Saanich officer caught two cars travelling at 90 km/h along Wallace Drive and noticed the smell of alcohol on both drivers. One passed a breathalyzer while the other blew a warn twice. A 30-year-old Central Saanich man got a $196 ticket for speeding and a 26-year-old Victoria man got a three-day driving ban, a three-day impound and a $196 speeding ticket.