Doing 117 km/h on Cedar Hill Cross Road proves costly for driver

The sound of a revving engine alerted an Oak Bay police officer who was doing traffic enforcement to a fast-approaching vehicle.

The officer was on Cedar Hill Cross Road May 4 when the vehicle sped by at 117 kilometres per hour in a 50 km/h zone.

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The driver was stopped and found to be unlicensed. The driver was hit with a seven-month driving prohibition, a $483 fine for excessive speed, a $276 ticket for not having a licence and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.

Two days later, an uninsured driver stopped on Foul Bay Road received a $698 ticket for not having insurance and a $276 ticket for not having a licence. The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver was issued a notice of a driving prohibition.

jbell@timescolonist.com

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