It doesn't pay to avoid a traffic stop

Langley

2020-08-11 12:11 PDT

File # 2020-16832

Langley Traffic Section spent several hours participating in ICBC’s Project SWOOP (Speed Watch Out on Patrol) on May 14th. Project SWOOP is a joint effort between Langley RCMP, Abbotsford Police Department, Speed Watch and ICBC Road Safety.

They were set up on 200th Street at the intersection with the Langley Bypass when a black Nissan with extensive damage to the front end approached. One of the officers stepped into the driving lane with a ‘STOP’ paddle and waved the vehicle into a nearby parking lot. Initially, he turned in but ultimately drove away at a high rate of speed.

The officer was able to obtain the license plate and investigation revealed an expired Box 2 Inspection Order – which likely would explain the quick departure. Attempts were made to locate the registered owner which only were successful yesterday (August 10th).

The officer attended the residence in Surrey and was able to identify the 63-year-old male driver / registered owner.  He was issued the following violation tickets:

Tickets total $1322 and the driver will also be charged $1555 in Driver Point Premiums.

Langley RCMP will make every effort to locate drivers who fail to stop. It's not worth running. The Mounties always get their man….

 

Released by

Cpl. Holly Largy

Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
Office: 604-532-3231
Cell: 778-991-7932
Fax: 604-532-3239

Email: holly.largy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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