2011-09-01 11:28 PDT
At approximately 3:30 pm on August 31 Deas Island Freeway Patrol (RCMP) received multiple reports of several high-end vehicles driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Highway 99 from the Massey Tunnel.
The vehicles exited the Freeway into Surrey where quick thinking Surrey RCMP Officers were able to stop six of the thirteen vehicles. The other seven vehicles were located and stopped by White Rock RCMP a short distance away.
The vehicles in question include the following makes:
Witnesses advised the vehicles had traveled at speeds up to 200 km/h and on several occasions two vehicles would travel side-by-side and slow down to allow vehicles in advance of them to take off in a race.
Over two million dollars worth of vehicles will now be impounded for seven days. Each driver will be charged with Driving without Reasonable Consideration and receive a violation ticket with a specified penalty of $196. Additionally, these drivers will be responsible for all associated towing and storage charges.
One of the officers at the White Rock scene noted that out of the seven vehicles, not one of the drivers was over the age of 20. Very few of these drivers possessed a full Class five license (many were still ‘N’ Drivers). One of the vehicles had less than 200 km on the odometer.
"These drivers seemed to be looking for attention," said Corporal Holly Marks, spokesperson for the Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service. "Well, they definitely got the attention of police."
Anyone who witnessed this extremely dangerous exhibition of speed and has not yet spoken to police is asked to call their local police agency and provide their contact information so investigators can obtain further substantiation of the charges laid.
Holly Marks, Corporal
Acting Spokesperson, Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service