West Vancouver Police Clock Ferrari Going 210 km/hr; UPDATE: 16 Month Driving Prohibition Ordered

West Vancouver, BC – A 16-month Driving Prohibition has now been imposed on the driver of a vehicle involved in a high speed incident on the Lions Gate Bridge last week.

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A West Vancouver Police patrol officer conducting Motor Vehicle Act enforcement on Lions Gate Bridge early last Tuesday morning, July 04, 2017, stopped a driver after hearing a vehicle racing northbound at extremely high speed. The officer stopped the vehicle at the north end of the bridge after obtaining a speed reading of 210 kilometers per hour.

The posted speed limit on Lions Gate Bridge is 60 kilometers per hour, dropping to 50 kilometers per hour as northbound drivers enter the bridge plaza area and off-ramps. This was not the first meeting of driver and officer. The same officer stopped the same suspect driver in April for Excessive Speed on Lions Gate Bridge.

The vehicle, a 2015 Ferrari 458, was initially impounded for seven days under Immediate Roadside Prohibition program.

BACKGROUND

Speed in excess of 200 kilometers per hour overnight has the owner of a high end car facing a court date and a seven-day vehicle impound.

A West Vancouver Police patrol officer conducting Motor Vehicle Act enforcement on Lions Gate Bridge overnight stopped a driver after hearing a vehicle racing northbound at extremely high speed. The officer stopped the vehicle at the north end of the bridge after obtaining a speed reading of 210 kilometers per hour.

The posted speed limit on Lions Gate Bridge is 60 kilometers per hour, dropping to 50 kilometers per hour as northbound drivers enter the bridge plaza area and off-ramps.

The vehicle, a 2015 Ferrari 458, was impounded for seven days under Immediate Roadside Prohibition program.

The vehicle, a 2015 Ferrari 458, was impounded for seven days under Immediate Roadside Prohibition program.
The vehicle, a 2015 Ferrari 458, was impounded for seven days under Immediate Roadside Prohibition program.

The driver, a 22-year-old West Vancouver resident, was served a Provincial Appearance Notice for a court date in September on Motor Vehicle Act charges of Excessive Speed and Driving Without Due Care & Attention.

This was not the first meeting of driver and officer. The same officer stopped the driver in April for Excessive Speed on Lions Gate Bridge.

West Vancouver Police have impounded 95 vehicles for excessive speed so far in 2017.

Excessive speed exposes all road users to extreme hazards. West Vancouver Police join all our policing partners urging drivers to travel at safe speeds.

West Vancouver Police Department


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