VicPD Chief busts speeder on Saanich highway

Serious speeding earns motorcycle a 7-day impound

  • Aug. 11, 2011 6:00 p.m.

A man is without his wheels after being caught doing more than double the speed limit before entering the highway Wednesday (Aug. 10).

Victoria Police Department Chief Jamie Graham was driving on Vernon Avenue toward the Pat Bay Highway at about 5 p.m. when a man on a motorcycle sped by. The chief clocked the driver doing 123 km/h in a 50 zone.

The chief turned on the lights and siren in his unmarked police vehicle and pulled the motorcyclist over on the McKenzie Avenue off-ramp.

The driver’s excessive speed earned the 40-year-old Saanich man a seven-day ban from driving his motorbike. He was also handed a hefty speeding ticket.

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