Teen nabbed for ex­ces­sive speed­ing

The Prince George Citizen - - Front Page - Cit­i­zen staff

An 18-year-old youth is fac­ing some stiff penal­ties for al­legedly driv­ing at more than twice the speed limit.

Prince Ge­orge RCMP said he was pulled over on May 27 af­ter he was clocked at 131 km/h in a 60 km/h sec­tion of Foothills Boule­vard.

He was is­sued a ticket car­ry­ing a $483 fine and the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing was im­pounded for seven days, de­spite the fact that he was not the reg­is­tered owner.

The teen will be re­quired to cover the cost of tow­ing and stor­ing the ve­hi­cle, and a re­port of dan­ger­ous driv­ing was sub­mit­ted to the Su­per­in­ten­dent of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles.

The youth was among 11 driv­ers who were is­sued tick­ets for ex­ces­sive speed­ing and their ve­hi­cles im­pounded dur­ing May.

As well, 36 tick­ets were is­sued for speed­ing in a school zone and 251 for speed­ing else­where.

And RCMP vol­un­teers ded­i­cated 74 hours to a speed watch cam­paign, both with and with­out the as­sis­tance of of­fi­cers.

In all, 4,734 ve­hi­cles were ob­served, with 2,751 of those ve­hi­cles trav­el­ing above the posted speed.

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