Teen nabbed for excessive speeding
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.