Cops ran red lights

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UPDATE: 8 p.m.

After dramatic dashcam footage of several vehicles running through red lights in Richmond on Jan. 31 recently went viral, the culprit has come forward.

In a media release, B.C.'s anti-gang police agency, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C., explained that those behind of the wheels of the vehicles seen dodging traffic while driving through busy intersections were police officers.

“The three vehicles are CFSEU-BC surveillance vehicles that were being driven by CFSEU-BC-assigned police officers who were on duty and actively engaged in surveillance on high-level targets involved in gang and organized crime-related activity,” said Sergeant Brenda Winpenny, the CFSEU-BC’s spokesperson.

The CFSEU-BC will be following up with the officers involved to ensure they were “acting within the scope of their duties, training, and the Motor Vehicle Act, which provides provisions and exemptions for police officers.”

ORIGINAL: 1 p.m.

Dramatic dashcam video taken in Richmond shows four drivers running red lights at two different high-traffic intersections just 10 minutes apart.

The video has been viewed more than 50,000 times on YouTube since it was posted a week ago.

The first incident occurred at the intersection of Bridgeport Road and Simpson Road at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31.

A vehicle can be seen brazenly going through the red light and entering the intersection in a centre turning lane.

Ten minutes later, at Shell Road and Cambie Road, a Silver Toyota Highlander enters the intersection while traffic is speeding by and waits for a break to illegally run the red light.

A Black Honda Pilot and a Grey Honda Accord proceed to do the same thing just moments after, disobeying the red light and weaving between traffic.

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