McLaren supercar impounded minutes after being driven off sales lot: police

Jun 27 2019, 12:58 am

The owner of a McLaren supercar has had their vehicle impounded just minutes after driving away from the dealership, according to authorities in West Vancouver, BC.

10 minutes, to be exact.

It happened on June 17, just after 10 pm.

A traffic officer with the West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD) saw a 2019 McLaren 600LT supercar speeding westbound on Highway 1 near 15th Street.

The vehicle — which is worth approximately $242,000, according to Car and Driver — was allegedly clocked driving 161 km/h in a 90 km/h zone.


West Van Police Department

Upon being stopped and questioned by officers, the driver, a 39-year-old from Coquitlam, allegedly stated that he had just left the dealership after purchasing the vehicle.

As a result of his excessive speeding, the car was towed from the scene and impounded for seven days. He also received a $368 violation ticket.


West Vancouver Police Department

“While we get closer to the July long-weekend, which typically means more vehicles on the road, West Vancouver Police want to remind everyone to obey all speed limits and drive responsibly,” said Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy, in a release.

“Your life is worth it.”

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