Vehicle impounded for excessive speeding in City Limits

Prince George

2022-04-14 12:43 PDT

File # 2022-12258

Prince George RCMP impounded a vehicle on Monday evening for going doing nearly double the posted speed limit.

Around 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2022, police observed a vehicle speeding near Foothills Boulevard and 5th Avenue. In-car radar confirmed the vehicle speed at 110 km/h in the posted 60 km/h zone. Police conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle and observed the driver had only a class 7 ‘N’ or Novice license.

Photo of a police car

The vehicle was impounded for seven days and the driver issued violation tickets for excessive speed and for failing to display their ‘N’ sign. In total, the driver received $477 in tickets. He will also be responsible for the tow fee and the impound fees when he picks up his car. Luckily this driver’s poor decision did not result in any harm to other users of the road, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper of the Prince George RCMP.

According to ICBC, speed is a contributing factor in 28% of fatal car crashes. Prince George RCMP reminds drivers that it is not only yourself you are putting at risk when speeding, but also all the other motorists and pedestrians on the road around you.

If you have any information about this or any other criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.northernbccrimestoppers.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Released by

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper

Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-613-3532

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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