Merritt, BC – On May 7, 2023 at approximately 2:00pm, a member of BC Highway Patrol – Central – Merritt was conducting speed enforcement in the Northbound lanes of Highway # 5, 22 kilometres South of Merritt, BC. The officer observed a red Alfa Romeo Giulia rapidly overtaking two vehicles and established that the vehicle was traveling at a speed of 262 km/h in the posted 120 km/h zone. The driver was stopped and the vehicle that he was driving was promptly impounded.
Corporal Jean-Rene Michaud with BC Highway Patrol said, “May is High Risk Driving Awareness month in British Columbia, and officers of BC Highway Patrol – Central are focusing their enforcement on dangerous driving behaviour on our highways. It isn’t worth someone’s life, or injury to anybody just to get to your destination sooner. We would like to remind motorists to be patient, drive safely, and obey the posted speed limits.”
The driver, identified as a Washington State man in his 50’s, is facing charges and has been summoned to appear next month in Provincial Court.
File # BCHP Merritt 2023-1731
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