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Four vehicles impounded from Port Moody street-racers — and two were 'L' drivers

Each clocked in at nearly or more than double the posted limit on two of the city's main arterial roads.
Port Moody Police (PMPD) pull over a vehicle for speeding.

It appears four drivers pinned Port Moody as the latest location of The Fast and The Furious last week.

And these included two speedsters carrying Class 7 learners licenses with no supervisor in the passenger seat.

In a three-day span, the local police department (PMPD) impounded all four vehicles from two separate street races — all caught excessively speeding at nearly or more than double the posted limit.

Fortunately, there were no crashes or injuries from either incident.

"Reckless behavior on our roadways puts everyone at risk," says PMPD spokesperson Const. Sam Zacharias in a statement today (April 11), noting street racing, in some cases, could also court a criminal offence.

"We encourage the public to call 911 in instances like these as we treat these calls with a high priority."

The 'L' drivers were caught around 10 p.m. on April 5 as PMPD responded to reports of two vehicles street racing along St. Johns Street.

Violation tickets with minimum $368 fines were issued and the vehicles were taken off the road for seven days.

Three days later, before 11 p.m. on April 8, a patrol officer saw two vehicles revving their engines while stopped at an intersection near Murray Street.

They took off when the light turned green and reached speeds at more than 100 km/h in the 50 km/h zone before getting pulled over.

Each driver also received a violation ticket and their vehicles were impounded for seven days.

According to ICBC's latest available data, 416 casualties were reported between 2016 and 2020 from crashes along St. Johns Street, while 134 were counted along Murray Street in that same span.

Casualty crashes are crashes resulting in injury or fatality.

Anyone with information on street racers, excessive speedsters or commuters displaying illegal driving behaviour is urged to call 911 right away or Port Moody police at 604-461-3456.