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What's your Rush? N driver’s car impounded in North Vancouver

The driver shouldn’t have been in a rush, unlike bass player and vocalist Geddy Lee.
A photo shows the driver was travelling 171 kilometres per hour, and that the officer was listening to ‘Fly by Night’ by Canadian rock legends Rush. | North Vancouver RCMP

One novice driver attempting to fly by night along the Upper Levels Highway had his rush stopped by a North Vancouver RCMP officer.

An image shared by the local police detachment showed that the officer clocked the speedster travelling 171 kilometres per hour in an 80 km/h zone. The picture also shows that the police cruiser’s stereo was playing Fly by Night, a single off the 1975 album of the same name by Canadian progressive rock legends Rush.

Just before 10 p.m. on April 1, the 20-something-year-old driver's evening was rocked by an excessive speeding ticket and the impounding of the offending vehicle, a white Infiniti coupe, for seven days.

The driver, who lives in North Van, was slapped with a $368-dollar fine and a tow bill that will likely cost him around $900, said RCMP spokesperson Const. Mansoor Sahak.

When they caught the driver, officers were conducting laser enforcement from the Lonsdale overpass, a place they monitor regularly, Sahak said.

"We continue to see these high speeds on this stretch of the highway," he said. "Our message is the same: we’re out there doing enforcement, and if you’re doing risky behaviour, you’ll be caught."

As for the enforcing officer's taste in music, he's a Rush fan, Sahak confirmed.

"It's kind of ironic how they're listening to Fly by Night when this car was literally flying by at night time," he said.