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Driver caught 132 km/h in a 60 zone along Port Coquitlam highway

The result was a seven-day impoundment and a excessive speeding ticket, according to RCMP.
RCMP pulled over a driver caught on radar excessively speeding to 132 km/h in a 60 zone in Port Coquitlam on Aug. 21, 2022.

It appears a weekend road warrior got a little too comfortable on the accelerator, prompting yet another public reminder to always obey the speed limit.

A vehicle in Port Coquitlam this weekend — an apparent Tesla, according to a photo posted on social media today (Aug. 25) — after its driver clocked at more than double the posted limit on the Mary Hill Bypass (Highway 7B).

RCMP say the vehicle reached an excessive speed of 132 km/h in a 60 zone.

The driver was caught near the intersection of 7B and Coast Meridian Road before 12 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 21).

As a result, Mounties say a violation ticket was issued and the driver's vehicle is currently impounded for a seven-day period.

Excessive speeding tickets in B.C. range from $368 to $483 and sets back a resident's licence by three points.

According to police, it's up to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to decide any potential vehicle-impoundment extension to 30 days or more.

"Road Safety is a priority for Coquitlam RCMP," detachment spokesperson Stefanie Price told the Tri-City News in an earlier interview, noting high speeds can pose a risk to everyone's safety.

"Education and enforcement are utilized to increase road safety, therefore the public can expect enforcement across all areas of our jurisdiction on an ongoing basis."

ICBC's latest statistics show a total of 59 crashes took place at Mary Hill Bypass and Coast Meridian Road between 2017 and 2021.

As well, there were 1,139 crashes — fatal or just property damage — along the Port Coquitlam highway between Broadway Street and Kingsway Avenue.

In 2021, ICBC says Broadway and 7B recorded the eighth most crashes in the Lower Mainland with 135.

Across the region, there were 24 deadly crashes at intersections in 2020 — the latest stat available by the provincial agency.