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An 18-year-old driver said goodbye to his car and now, he might be saying goodbye to his licence as well.
Last week, on Thursday, July 4, a Traffic Officer with the Abbotsford Police Department caught a vehicle going more than 100 km/h over the speed limit.
The Audi A3 was driving on Clayburn Road and was going 187 km/h in an 80 km/hr zone.
When the officer pulled the car over, a 17-year-old passenger was also in the vehicle.
In addition to a hefty fine, the teen driver had his car towed and impounded for seven days. Abbotsford PD says that his licence will be reviewed by the Superintendent of the Motor Vehicle Branch.
He’ll also receive an automatic three demerit points for driving more than 40 km/h over the posted speed limit, meaning that he’ll have to pay the Driver’s Risk Premium (DRP) with ICBC next year.
“You may think you’re in control at these high speeds, but should you need to take evasive action, or react to another driver, you may find yourself unable to respond effectively, says Sgt. Desi Sansalone of the Abbotsford PD Traffic Enforcement Unit.
“The results can be deadly.”