A new driver in Colwood learned the rule of the law firsthand after deciding to speed away from a police officer who had given them a warning for speeding in the first place.
On Thursday, October 31st, West Shore RCMP Cst. McKinney saw a white Nissan pickup going approximately 80km/hr in a 50km/hr zone on Sooke Road in Colwood.
He pulled the driver over and issued a warning for speeding, and a violation ticket for not displaying the new driver sign, or an ‘N’, on their vehicle.
Apparently this was not enough for the driver. As soon as the ticket was issued and the officer stepped away from the vehicle, they sped away from the scene and were later observed going 102km/hr.
Cst. McKinney caught up with the driver a second time and issued the original ticket for going 80 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, and added a second violation ticket for speeding on top of it.
The driver also had his vehicle impounded for 7 days.
“This driver clearly did not heed the warning he was given for speeding the first time around,” said West Shore RCMP media spokesperson Cst. Nancy Saggar.
Just one day before this incident, police in Langford had to impound another vehicle and issue the driver a $700 fine for going 90km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone and failing to stop for police.