Saanich police nab impaired speeder, speeding motorcyclist with concealed plate

Saanich police stopped a driver travelling at twice the posted speed in a playground zone on Thursday.

Members of the traffic safety unit were in the 4400 block of Emily Carr Drive, where the speed limit is 30 kilometres per hour from dawn to dusk. At 4:10 p.m., a police officer measured a vehicle’s speed at 63 km/h. The male driver was pulled over, and turned out to be impaired by alcohol.

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The man received a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a ticket for speeding in a playground zone. His vehicle was also impounded.

“Impaired driving is still occurring on our roads in Saanich. This summer has already resulted in numerous motor vehicle incidents involving alcohol,” said Det. Sgt. Damian Kowalewich.

On the same day, members of Saanich police traffic safety unit pulled over a motorcyclist driving at “an extremely high rate of speed” in the 200 block of Willis Point Road. After pulling over the 22-year-old male driver, police discovered he had bent his licence plate to conceal the plate number.

He was issued a ticket for speeding and for improperly displaying his licence plate. His motorcycle was impounded.

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