Car confiscated after young driver clocked at 160km/h on TCH

A 20-year-old Saanich driver is without his car after he was clocked travelling 160 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway

  • Nov. 9, 2011 2:00 p.m.

A 20-year-old Saanich driver is without his car after he was clocked travelling 160 km/h on the Trans-Canada Highway.

A Saanich police traffic safety officer spotted the black Acura RSX travelling north on Douglas Street at a high rate of speed around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

It took the officer nearly 10 kilometres before he was able to safely pull the driver over – at Millstream Road in Langford.

“This driver was seen to tailgate, he made multiple lane changes, he cut off the (undercover) patrol vehicle,” said Sgt. Dean Jantzen. “He was driving in a dangerous and erratic manner.”

The 20-year-old Saanich man was issued two tickets – excessive speeding and making an unsafe lane change – worth $592 total, and the Acura was impounded.

The officer also learned the driver had two previous licence suspension. The Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles is investigating.

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