An impaired driver was pulled over going 108km/hr in a 50km/hr zone. His license was seized for 90 days, vehicle impounded for 30 days and a $368 excessive speed ticket issued.

Central Saanich Police stop impaired driver doing 108 km/h in a 50 zone

Central Saanich Police proactively pull over an impaired driver, Feb. 7

Officers from the Central Saanich Police Department pulled a vehicle over for going 108km/hr in a 50km/hr zone the evening of Feb. 7.

The driver’s licence was seized for 90 days, their vehicle impounded for 30 days and a $368 excessive speed ticket issued.

We took this impaired driver off the road tonight. Our officer pulled the vehicle over for going 108km/hr in a 50km/hr zone!

Licence seized for 90 days, vehicle impounded for 30 days and a $368 excessive speed ticket issued. #yyjtraffic #RoadSafety #csaan pic.twitter.com/8kYxSZtz8R

— CS Police Service (@cspoliceservice) February 8, 2019

The male driver was found to be operating under the influence of alcohol.

Central Saanich police said that the traffic stop was conducted pro-actively, meaning that officers initiated the stop without being called by the public. Such pro-active patrols, actively looking for speeding or impaired drivers, are a focus of police officers.

“Taking impaired drivers off the roads is a priority for the Central Saanich Police Department,” said Const. Michelle Joyce.

RELATED: Oak Bay police make house call to issue speeding ticket



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