Driver clocked at over twice the speed limit on Pat Bay Highway

Saanich police have pulled over another excessive speeder, this time someone who was going 178 kilometres an hour in an 80 zone.

The collar was made about 2 a.m. Saturday on the Patricia Bay Highway near McKenzie Avenue.

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Police said the driver of the Mercedes coupe asked the officer for a break, claiming that the speed involved “wasn’t fast when they were a kid.”

The person plans on disputing the $483 ticket.

Excessive-speeding penalties — including seven-day vehicle impounds — take effect at 40 km/h above the limit.

Const. Markus Anastasiades said a driver was clocked at 179 km/h in almost the same spot on Jan. 1, while another driver was caught doing 100 km/h in a 50 zone on the Trans-Canada Highway near Uptown shopping centre last week.

— Times Colonist

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