Nanaimo speeder caught going 175 km/h fined almost $1,200

Nanaimo RCMP say a driver was “remorseful and apologetic” after receiving close to $1,200 in fines when he was caught travelling 175 kilometres an hour in a 90 km/h zone.

The man was stopped about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Nanaimo Parkway’s East Wellington overpass.

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In addition to speeding, the driver did not have valid insurance and had the wrong plates on the vehicle. He was fined $483 for excessive speed, $598 for not having insurance and $109 for the licence plate.

His vehicle was also impounded for seven days.

Const. Gary O’Brien said the officer dealing with the incident realized the impact of the fines.

“Our officer was professional throughout the interaction and empathetic to his financial woes; however, he could not overlook his total disregard for safety.”

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