Two high-end sports cars traveling at 138 km/h seized by Ridge Meadows RCMP

RIDGE Meadows RCMP traffic section is reminding people to watch their speed this coming long weekend after impounding two high-end sports cars for excessive speeding offences.

On Thursday morning, police were performing routine traffic enforcement in the 25800-block of Lougheed Highway when they noticed two cars – a blue 2017 Lamborghini, Aventador and a black 2016 McLaren, 675H, travelling eastbound at what appeared to be high rates of speed.

Laser equipment was activated and it showed both cars to be travelling 138 km/h in a marked 80 km/h zone. Both drivers were stopped for excessive speed and the cars were immediately impounded for a minimum of seven days. Both drivers received fines of $368 and three points on their respective driving records. An incident report will be forwarded to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles for further review.

The driver of the McLaren, a 22-year-old Burnaby resident, is an `N` driver. The driver of the Lamborghini is also a 22-year-old Burnaby resident. Both men have previously been served with excessive speeding infractions and fines.

The traffic investigation revealed that both men were on their way to Mission Raceway for a planned private track event when they were stopped. The investigation also revealed that one car was equipped with a radar detector.

“This stretch of Lougheed Highway is our number one problem area when it comes to excessive speed,” said Traffic Sgt. Bruce McCowan. “No matter the time of year this specific area is plagued with unsafe speeds, 24/7, regardless of the road and weather conditions. We have seen too many tragic outcomes where all the driver needed to do was just slow down.”

Ridge Meadows RCMP have ticketed 472 drivers for excessive speed so far to date in 2018 with 178 of those happening on the stretch of Lougheed Highway between Maple Ridge and Mission.

They warn that in all cases of excessive speed your car will be immediately impounded for a minimum of seven days.