Man faces same driving charge as before

A 22-year-old Nanaimo man is learning the meaning of the word prohibited.

As he headed to the Victoria courthouse to deal with an alleged prohibited-driving offence, he was pulled over by the Capital Regional District Integrated Road Safety Unit and is facing the same charge all over again.

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He was caught when police were conducting speed enforcement in the area of the McKenzie interchange on Sept. 16 and spotted a car going 51 kilometres an hour over the 60 km/h limit. The 60 km/h limit is in place because the area is a construction zone.

Officers who pulled the man over about 1:30 p.m. asked him what his hurry was, and were told that he had to be in court at 2 p.m. He produced a court-appearance document that said he had to deal with an allegation of prohibited driving on Aug. 1.

Officers quickly determined that he was still prohibited and he was arrested.

His car was impounded, he was issued an excessive-speeding ticket for $368 and he was released on another appearance notice — for prohibited driving.

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