West Shore RCMP bust alleged drunk driver speeding 132 km/h in 60 km/h zone

West Shore RCMP bust alleged drunk driver speeding 132 km/h in 60 km/h zone
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Mounties in the West Shore say an alleged drunk driver was travelling more than double the posted speed limit when they were pulled over in Colwood earlier this week.

Police say the driver was spotted along Veterans Memorial Parkway near Cairndale Road around 10:30 p.m. Sunday while Mounties were conducting speed enforcement.

An officer saw a Dodge Ram pickup truck zoom past their vehicle at a “high rate of speed,” and a police laser sensor pegged the vehicle as travelling 132 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.

RCMP pulled the truck over and say the driver, a 37-year-old man, was showing signs of alcohol impairment.

He provided two breath samples, both of which read “fail,” according to police, meaning the driver was over the legal blood alcohol limit.

The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside driving ban, his vehicle was impounded for 30 days, and he was issued a $483 ticket for excessive speeding.

He’s also on the hook for all towing and impound costs, according to RCMP.

The West Shore RCMP notes that “excessive speeding” is considered anything more than 40 kilometres over the posted speed limit.

Anyone caught for excessive speeding can be ticketed and have their car impounded for a minimum of seven days up to 30 days.

Drivers will also have three penalty points added to their licence.

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