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Driver fined and vehicle impounded after caught speeding…

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A Prince George driver was slapped with a $483 fine and a 7 day Immediate Roadside Prohibition after caught speeding on the Hart Highway last week…

On Thursday February 20, 2020, a member of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Traffic Services Section was conducting speed enforcement on a 70 kilometer per hour stretch of the Hart Highway within the City of Prince George.

Police say just before 9:00 AM, the officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.  A laser speed reader was activated and a speed of 152 kilometres per hour was recorded, more than twice the posted speed limit.

The driver, a 24 year-old male from Prince George was issued a $483 violation ticket and the pickup truck he was driving was impounded for seven days.

An officer caught a driver travelling twice the posted limit on Hwy 97 last week (Feb 20) RCMP PHOTO.

At the time of the violation the temperature was -1 degrees Celsius. 

“This incident is a clear disregard for the safety of all road users, including himself” say Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP.  “Any number of things could have easily caused a serious collision that almost certainly would have caused at least one death.  There is no excuse for his actions.”

Further penalties may be imposed by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and/or the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

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