16-month driving prohibition for driver of Ferrari that hit 210 km/h on Lions Gate Bridge

A 16-month driving prohibition has now been imposed on the driver of a vehicle involved in a high speed incident on the Lions Gate Bridge last week.
A West Vancouver Police patrol officer conducting Motor Vehicle Act enforcement on Lions Gate Bridge in the early hours of July 4, stopped a driver after hearing a vehicle racing northbound at extremely high speed. The officer stopped the vehicle at the north end of the bridge after obtaining a speed reading of 210 kilometers per hour.
The posted speed limit on Lions Gate Bridge is 60 kilometers per hour, dropping to 50 kilometers per hour as northbound drivers enter the bridge plaza area and off-ramps. This was not the first meeting of driver and officer. The same officer stopped the same suspect driver in April for excessive speed on Lions Gate Bridge.
The vehicle, a 2015 Ferrari 458, was initially impounded for seven days under the Immediate Roadside Prohibition program.
On Monday (July 10), the BC Superintendent of Motor Vehicles notified West Vancouver Police that a 16-month prohibition from driving had been ordered against the driver in this matter. The driver was located at his residence shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday and served with an official notice of the driving prohibition. The 16-month driving prohibition was effective immediately upon service of the formal notice by West Vancouver Police.
The order of a driving prohibition follows an order July 5 by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, extending the impound of the vehicle in this matter from seven days to 60 days.
The Superintendent of Motor Vehicle’s driving prohibition would be separate from penalties considered should the driver be convicted of Motor Vehicle Act charges to be forwarded by investigators. A report recommending Motor Vehicle Act charges is being forwarded to Crown this week.
A 22-year-old West Vancouver man was served a provincial appearance notice for a court date in September on Motor Vehicle Act charges of excessive speed and driving without due care and attention.

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