Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ferrari Impounded in West Vancouver as Driver Clocked at 210 Kilometres per Hour

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ferrari Impounded in West Vancouver as Driver Clocked at 210 Kilometres per Hour

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Driver clocked at 210 km/h on Lions Gate Bridge

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VANCOUVER - West Vancouver Police say they stopped a 22-year-old sports car driver who was clocked travelling at 210 kilometres per hour in a 60 kilometre per hour zone on the Lions Gate Bridge.

The driver's 2015 Ferrari 458 has been impounded for seven days and the police say the West Vancouver man has been ordered to appear in court in September on charges of excessive speed and driving without due care and attention.

West Vancouver Const. Jeff Palmer said in an interview Tuesday that the driver was stopped Monday night when an officer heard the whine of the oncoming sports car while carrying out vehicle checks on the bridge.

"You're talking about impact speeds that would just be devastating and the potential for tragedy is just through the roof," Palmer said of the driver who was going more than three times the posted speed limit.

Palmer said the same officer stopped the same driver for a similar offence on the bridge in April, and at that time the Ferrari was allegedly travelling at more than 130 kilometres per hour. …

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