Big speed, bigger fine

Caught doing twice the posted speed limit near Campbell River on the Highway 19

A 25-year-old Port McNeill man can think about the consequences of excessive speeding…while riding the bus.

The man’s 2013 Subaru 20R was impounded for seven days and he was fined $483 after being caught doing twice the posted speed limit near Campbell River on the Highway 19.

It was Friday afternoon when the small black sports car was spotted by the RCMP’s North Island Integrated Road Safety Unit. The car was doing 221 kilometres an hour in a 110 kilometre zone, before passing an intersection where the speed dropped to 90 kilometres an hour.

“Adding to the danger was the high volume of traffic at the time, and windy weather conditions,” said Const. Ingrid Calibaba in a news release.

Motorists across Vancouver Island are reminded that traffic officers will be out in force this summer. If you observe a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner, record the license plate, location, direction of travel, and then call police.

If you believe the driver may be impaired, or their driving behaviour is putting other motorists at risk, call 911.