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Smart Car, Lamborghini impounded in pair of excessive speeding incidents

Speeding Ferrari sparks outrage
Tue, Jul 4: A Ferrari clocked at 210 kilometres an hour on the Lions Gate Bridge is in an impound lot. And as Ted Chernecki reports, the fact it’s not the first such offence for the driver is sparking outrage and demands for tougher penalties.

Two more drivers have had their cars taken away after being pulled over for excessive speeding in Metro Vancouver.

One of the cars was the type of flashy supercar you might expect to see push the limit. The other was about as far from the usual suspect as you can get.

West Vancouver Police Const. Jeff Palmer said a Smart Car was clocked travelling on the Lions Gate Bridge at nearly 140 km/h just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

“It [was news] to me to know that a Smart Car could achieve that speed, but apparently it can,” said Palmer.
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Palmer said the driver was given a ticket for excessive speeding, and had his car impounded for seven days.

He added the driver doesn’t appear to have a history of excessive speeding.

WATCH: Ferrari clocked at 210 km/hour on Lions Gate Bridge

Ferrari clocked at 210 km/hour on Lions Gate Bridge
Ferrari clocked at 210 km/hour on Lions Gate Bridge

Meanwhile, in Delta, police impounded a rented Lamborghini after the American driver was caught driving at 155 km/h on Highway 99, more than 60 km/h over the posted limit.

Delta Police spokesperson Sharlene Brooks says the 20-year-old man from California was surprised when his rented 2015 Lamborghini Huracan was put on the back of a tow truck.

“Not only does he have to pay the rental fees of approximately $1000 per day U.S., he also has to cover off the impound fees and doesn’t get to enjoy that Lamborghini,” Brooks said.

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The two incidents come a week after the driver of a white Ferrari was caught driving more than 200 km/h on the bridge.

His car was impounded for 60-days and he was handed a 16-month driving ban.