A “novice” driver has had their car impounded and will be paying a hefty fine after getting caught going 142 kilometres per hour near a playground and school in Vancouver.
The “N” driver, in a BMW, was pulled over in a 50-kilometre-per-hour zone around 11 a.m. Monday at Queen Elizabeth Elementary near Pacific Spirit Park.
“The officers likely prevented the need to investigate a deadly crash caused by his foolish speed,” Insp. Andersen said in a tweet.
Police said the driver received a $483 fine for excessive speeding and three penalty points on their record. They are also applying to suspend their licence.
Another vehicle impounded by our Collision Investigation
Unit. This “N” driver was travelling 142 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, next to a park and elementary school. The officers likely prevented the need to investigate a deadly crash caused by his foolish speed. pic.twitter.com/4rzDDnUpto
— Inspector 1507 Andersen (@1507Andersen) November 4, 2019