Duncan man caught driving 100 km/hour over the speed limit

Duncan man caught driving 100 km/hour over the speed limit
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Duncan RCMP pulled over a man driving 180km/hour in a 80km/hour zone

A Duncan man is left with a $483 fine after Duncan Frontline RCMP officers caught him driving 100 km/hour over the speed limit.

On Tuesday, RCMP officers were conducting traffic enforcement along the Trans Canada Highway near Cowichan Bay Road in Duncan when they saw a vehicle driving towards them at as seemingly high rate of speed.

Police said one officer pulled out his radar unit and clocked the driver going 180km/hour in an 80km/hour zone at 3:29 in the morning.

The officer pulled the vehicle over and issued the driver a $483 ticket for excessive speed and 3 points on the man’s drivers licence.

Police said as he was going over 40km/hour over the limit, the man’s vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days at his own expense.

“We are out patrolling the highways at all hours of the day,” says Cpl. Cari Lougheed, road supervisor of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, “We encourage everyone to drive responsibly so as to arrive safely at your destination.”

Various regions across B.C. are reminding the public that some school zones are back and need to be honoured.

The Victoria Police Department says school zones in the Greater Victoria Schoool District are in full effect.

Some students have returned to school across Greater Victoria, and school zones are in effect from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. on scheduled school days.

“Please remember to slow down in school zones and pay close attention in order to keep our students and school staff safe,” said Cam MacIntyre of the VicPD.

Fines for exceeding the 30 km/hour school zone speed limit range from $196 tp $253, along with several penalty points.

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