Speed Racers could lose their cars
Jul 25, 2012 / 12:12 pm
RAW police chase video from this morning (Wed. July 25).
This morning at 2:20am four high end vehicles were stopped for street racing and excessive speeding westbound on Hwy # 1 approaching the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge.
An officer from Port Mann Freeway Patrol was monitoring traffic on Highway #1 at Gaglardi when he heard the acceleration sounds of several high performance vehicles westbound on Hwy # 1. He estimated their speeds to be approximately 140 kph in the posted 80 kph construction zone.
The officer activated his emergency equipment and proceeded westbound on Highway # 1 and was able to catch up to the suspect vehicles at the Cassiar Tunnel where the posted speed is 70 kph.
The officer paced all four vehicles in excess of 160 kph in the posted 70 kph zone. The suspect drivers observed the officers approach through the tunnel, slowing down to a near stop and allowing the officer to pass them safely on the right side merge lane and blocking access to the bridge without further incident.
Vehicle # 1: 2011 BMW - M3 operated by Male - age 22, New Driver. Previous driving prohibition Dec 29, 2010 to Mar 29, 2011
Vehicle # 2: 2009 Subaru - Impreza operated by Male - age 23, New Driver. Previous prohibitions Aug 29 2008 to Oct 29, 2008 and Oct 7, 2010 to Jan 7, 2011
Vehicle # 3: 2010 Nissan - 370Z operated by Male - age 21, New Driver. Previous prohibition Feb 4, 2010 to Aug 4, 2010
Vehicle # 4: 2008 Porsche - Cayman operated by Male - age 22, Class 5 drivers licence.
All vehicles were registered to the respective drivers who were issued with excessive speeding tickets for $483.00 and their vehicles impounded. All drivers have extensive driving histories
"Theses drivers made a very poor choice resulting in the loss of their vehicles and significant fines" says Sgt Peter Thiessen, Senior Spokesperson for the Lower Mainland District RCMP. " "They appear to have had a disregard for the publics safety as well as their own."
"Lower Mainland District officers continue to proactively conduct enforcement in an effort to ensure public safety on our roadways throughout the Lower Mainland" says Sgt Thiessen
A report has been forwarded to the Provincial Government Civil Forfeiture Office for consideration and decision regarding the permanent forfeiture of all 4 vehicles.
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