MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS 1130) – Mounties in Maple Ridge are telling people to slow down, especially, during the upcoming long weekend after two sports cars were impounded early Thursday morning.
Police say they were doing routine traffic enforcement around River Road and Lougheed Highway when officers noticed a blue 2017 Lamborghini Aventador and a black 2016 McLaren 675H driving east and going really fast.
“Laser equipment was activated and it showed both cars to be travelling 138 km/h in a marked 80 km/h zone. Both drivers were stopped for excessive speed and the cars were immediately impounded for a minimum of seven days,” says Corporal Amanda Harnett.
She adds both drivers were handed fines of $368, three points on their driving records and the case will be forwarded to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for further review.
The driver of the black McLaren is a 22-year-old Burnaby resident and is an ‘N’ driver. The driver of the blue Lamborghini is also 22-years-old and from Burnaby. Police say the pair have a history of speeding infractions and fines.
“The traffic investigation revealed that both men were on their way to Mission Raceway for a planned private track event when they were stopped. The investigation also revealed that one car was equipped with a radar detector,” says Harnett.
Police say that stretch of Lougheed Highway is their number one problem spot when it comes to excessive speed. “No matter the time of year this specific area is plagued with unsafe speeds, 24/7, regardless of the road and weather conditions. We have seen too many tragic outcomes where all the driver needed to do was just slow down,” explains Traffic Sergeant Bruce McCowan.
So far this year, Ridge Meadows RCMP have ticketed 472 drivers for excessive speed with 178 of those happening on that same stretch of Lougheed Highway between Maple Ridge and Mission.
Remember, in all cases of excessive speed your car will be immediately impounded for a minimum of one week.