Pedal to the metal, an Oak Bay driver out for a coastal cruise was caught going more than double the speed limit over the weekend, according to Oak Bay Police.

Last Saturday, June 11th, a police officer conducting traffic enforcement in the 900-block of Beach Drive, near Victoria Golf Club, clocked a vehicle speeding past 100 km/h in a 40 km/h zone.

Oak Bay Police say the driver was pulled over and subsequently issued a violation ticket for Excessive Speed—a fee ranging from $368 to $483, notes ICBC.

The vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, police say, adding the incident follows a vehicle theft in the 1500-block of Bee Street.

Amid the Oak Bay Tea Party parade on Saturday, June 4th, a driver returned to their vehicle, which was parked nearby, only to discover it was stolen.

“A short time later, the complainant observed their vehicle drive past them on Hampshire Road,” according to Oak Bay Police.

“The complaint called the police and reported that they observed two females in the vehicle and gave a direction of travel.”

While police couldn’t find the 1990 Toyota Corolla sedan at first, it was later located in the Granite and Mitchell Streets area last Friday.

Police say the investigation into the theft is ongoing.

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