A driver bound for BC Ferries received some hefty fines and had their vehicle impounded after Central Saanich Police caught them speeding excessively on the Pat Pay Highway near Island View Road.
According Central Saanich police, the driver was caught travelling at 155 km/h around 8:15 p.m. Monday evening — nearly double the posted speed limit of 80.
The speeder, who was driving a Toyota Camry, was reportedly weaving between cars without signalling and initially failed to stop for officers.
When the driver finally pulled over, he told officers “I need to make the last ferry” as his reason for speeding.
Despite his attempt to reason with the officer, the driver was served $817 in fines, received 12 penalty points on their licence and the vehicle was impounded.
Excessive impounds last night, Hwy 17 @ Island View:
20-3670: 8:15pm, Camry @ 155kph. Weaving btwn cars, no signal, fail to stop. "I need to make the last ferry". $817 fines/12 pts
20-3674: 5:30am, Tracker @ 129kph. $368 fine/3 pts
8:15pm or 5:30am, Officers are out there. #csaan pic.twitter.com/orPH1tkpXw
— cspoliceservice (@cspoliceservice) November 24, 2020
The following morning, around 5:30 a.m., a driver in a Chevrolet Tracker was ticketed for excessive speeding after they were spotted driving 129 km/h along the highway.
That driver received a $368 fine and three demerit points on their license.