A Chilliwack driver’s vehicle was impounded for seven days after an excessive speeding violation. (RCMP photo)

A Chilliwack driver’s vehicle was impounded for seven days after an excessive speeding violation. (RCMP photo)

RCMP catch Chilliwack driver doing 60 km/h over posted speed limit

The motorist was hit with a big ticket and a seven day vehicle impoundment

A Chilliwack driver learned an expensive lesson about excessive speeding.

Around 8 a.m. on Jan. 21 the motorist was pulled over by an RCMP front-line officer in the 50000 block of Hack Brown Road.

The vehicle was clocked at 110 kilometres an hour in a 50-kilometre speed zone.

“The driver related to our officer that they were late for an appointment,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Pfeifer.

The excuse didn’t fly. The motorist was handed a $483 ticket, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

“We urge the motoring public to slow down when travelling,” Pfeifer said. “Road safety remains our priority, arrive alive.”

Pfiefer offered simple tips to avoid this motorist’s fate.

– Leave with plenty of time

– Plan for weather conditions

– Focus on the road

RELATED: Driver nabbed for speeding twice in four hours near Chilliwack over May long weekend

RELATED: B.C. man acquitted of speeding after judge agrees he needed to accelerate to avoid truck


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