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A motorist nabbed by Nanaimo RCMP travelling at 143 kilometers per hour in an 80 km/h zone has been given a hefty ticket and had his vehicle impounded for at least 7 days.

The Mounties say the driver was pulled over on Thursday on Highway 19 at Ware Road.

He was issued with a $483 fine and associated points, and his vehicle was impounded for at least 7 days.

RCMP say this is an opportunity to remind drivers to obey the posted speed limit, especially as winter approaches with shorter hours of daylight and the potential for poor road conditions.

Ben O'Hara