Driver impounded after traffic officer records "fastest speed he's ever registered"

Feb 20 2020, 12:06 pm

A driver in Delta will be without their vehicle and down almost $500, after being pulled over for speeding on Thursday morning.

The Delta Police Traffic Unit says on Twitter that they were doing speed checks at South Fraser Perimeter Road. During this time, a traffic officer caught a driver going more than double the posted speed limit — 166 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

Police say that they’re “glad to take this insanely reckless driver off the road” and add that for the traffic officer who pulled them over, it’s actually the fastest that he had ever caught a vehicle going.

“Our officer noted it was the fastest speed he’s ever registered on his laser,” says Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for the Delta Police Department.

Due to the driver’s excessive speeding, their vehicle was towed and is impounded for seven days. They’ll face a $483 fine, as well as points against their Driver’s Risk Premium (DRP) when they next renew their insurance.

The DRP is an additional, annual premium that’s charged to drivers who are convicted of excessive speeding, roadside suspensions or prohibitions, and other driving-related convictions.

The current premium ranges from $210 (for four points) to $28,800 (for 50 or more points).