Impound extended for Ferrari caught doing 210 km/hr across Lions Gate Bridge

Jul 6 2017, 4:03 pm

An extended impound period has now been imposed for the vehicle involved in a high speed incident on the Lions Gate Bridge early Tuesday morning.

The vehicle, a 2015 Ferrari 458, was initially impounded for seven days under Immediate Roadside Prohibition program.

The incident began when a West Vancouver police officer who was conducting overnight traffic enforcement on the bridge “stopped a driver after hearing a vehicle racing northbound at extremely high speed.”

The officer stopped the vehicle at the north end of the bridge after it was clocked at a speed of 210 km/hr.

The posted speed limit on the bridge is 60 km / hr.

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Now, “after review by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, the impound of the vehicle in this matter has been extended to 60 days,” said West Vancouver Police in a release issued Wednesday.

“Additionally, West Vancouver Police will provide supplemental reports to the Superintendent which will be reviewed for consideration of ordering a Prohibition from Driving.”

The Superintendent of Motor Vehicle’s Driving Prohibition would be separate from penalties considered should the driver be convicted of Motor Vehicle Act charges to be forwarded by investigators.

The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old West Vancouver man, was served a Provincial Appearance Notice for a court date in September on Motor Vehicle Act charges of Excessive Speed and Driving Without Due Care & Attention.