Speeding Oak Bay driver, 21, gets hefty fine, vehicle impounded: police

Photo: Oak Bay Police/Twitter

Oak Bay police say a 21-year-old driver’s vehicle is temporarily impounded after they were caught travelling at speeds almost triple the limit.

The driver, a man from Saanich, was travelling 115 km/h in a 40 km/h zone the evening of Sunday, Sept. 3, according to Oak Bay police in a tweet.

They say the driver is facing a hefty fine, and his car is impounded for a week.

“Hopefully, the seven-day impound costs and the $483 ticket for excessive speed lead to a change in driving habits,” said police in the tweet.

The incident happened on Beach Drive near Newport Avenue, an area notorious for speeders.

In August, for example, Oak Bay police said two motorists had their vehicles impounded for excessive speeding along Beach Drive. 

The first driver, a 71-year-old man, was reportedly travelling 95 km/h in the 40 km/h zone, while the other, 24-year-old motorcyclist, was spotted going 87 km/h in the same 40 km/h block.

Both were fined and had their vehicles impounded.

ICBC has more information about fines and points for B.C. traffic offences on its website.


Ethan Morneau

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