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West Vancouver police catch driver going 71 km/h over the limit. And it was just a test drive

The Upper Levels Highway. Robert Dall/CP

The West Vancouver police called it a file that almost sounds like an April Fool’s joke, except that it really happened.

And was very dangerous for anyone else on the road.

Coverage of speeding on Globalnews.ca:

On Tuesday, the police department tweeted about how they caught a driver on a test drive travelling at a dangerously high speed on the Upper Levels Highway.

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The driver was going 161 km/h in a 90 km/h zone close to 22nd Street.

Police issued the driver a speeding ticket and now the car can’t be delivered for a whole week.

This is far from the first time that West Vancouver police have had to target vehicles travelling at dangerous speeds on the Upper Levels Highway.

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In February, three cars were impounded after speeding on the highway in a single night.

One of the vehicles was going 187 km/h, and two of them were being driven by people with an “N” designation, indicating a novice driver.

READ MORE: 3 vehicles in West Vancouver impounded in single night for excessive speeding