Driver nabbed going 137 km/h ends up with speeding ticket, impaired driving charge

A woman who drove through a 70 kilometre an hour zone in Nanaimo at almost twice the speed limit ended up with an impaired-driving charge and her car impounded.

A Nanaimo RCMP officer conducting speed enforcement clocked the woman at 137 km/h about 9 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 19A, near the Nanaimo Golf Course.

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When he pulled the car over he noted that the woman, in her 20s, displayed strong signs of being impaired by alcohol.

She provided two breath samples, with both registering a fail. The resulting charge of impaired driving was accompanied by a 90-day driving prohibition, a 30-day vehicle impoundment and her car being towed from the scene.

She was also given a $483 ticket for excessive speed.

The officer helped the woman arrange for a sober driver to get her and her two passengers home.

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