High speed comes with high cost
Jul 20, 2012 / 5:10 pm
Two men have found out the hard way that street racing comes with a cost.
In this case, that includes losing their rides, their drivers licences, and a significant amount of money, after being caught racing through Kelowna Thursday night.
Around 9:00 p.m., the two vehicles sped past a member of the RCMP Central Okanagan Traffic Services at a high rate of speed near Highway 97 and Burtch Road.
The two vehicles, a 1997 Chevy Camaro and a 2011 GMC Sierra, appeared to be racing each other as they were revving their engines, changing lanes and clocked at over 110 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.
The officer managed to stop both vehicles, with the help of a red light, at Ethel Street.
RCMP Spokesperson Kris Clark called both the speed and the manner in which the two were driving completely unacceptable and says it is fortunate that no one was hurt.
The driver of the GMC, a 48-year-old West Kelowna man, and the driver of the Camaro, a 58-year-old Kelowna man, both had their licences seized and vehicles impounded.
Each was served with an immediate 15 day driving prohibition for street racing and violation tickets for excessive speed.
The driver of the Camaro was also ticketed for driving without insurance.
The fine for excessive speed ranges from $368 to $483 and comes with a mandatory 7 day impound.
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