A Nanaimo RCMP officer conducting speed enforcement along Highway 19A had to quickly turn his car around when an impaired driver was caught going 67 km/hour over the posted speed limit on Tuesday.
The officer was shocked to see his Laser unit registering the speed of the car at 137 km/hour while driving in a posted 70 km/hour zone.
The incident took place at approximately 9 p.m.on Highway 19A near the Nanaimo Golf Course at Dorman Road.
The officer quickly caught up and stopped the older model Hyundai Elantra.
He then noted that the driver, a woman in her early twenties with two passengers, displayed strong symptoms of being impaired by alcohol.
The Nanaimo RCMP officer immediately tested her blood alcohol levels. She provided two breath samples and failed both.
The driver was promptly served with a 90-day Notice of Driving Prohibition under the MVA and her vehicle was towed from the scene and impounded for 30 days.
Lastly, she was served with a $483 violation ticket for Excessive Speed.
After this point, the officer assisted the impaired driver in arranging for a sober driver to come safely drive her and her friends home.
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