Ferrari driver going 3 times the speed limit given $750 fine
A young man caught going three times the speed limit in a luxury car was back in court Tuesday.
Yihao Wang of West Vancouver pleaded guilty to excessive speeding in connection with a 2017 incident. His Ferrari was clocked going 210 km/h over the Lions Gate Bridge last July.
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Wang received a $750 fine, with the judge saying the fine is considered higher than a typical fine would be for this type of offence.
Wang, 22, was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act. Police impounded his Ferrari for 60 days and he was banned from driving for 16 months.
In addition to the fine, he must continue to serve his driving ban until it is over in November.
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The officer who pulled him over opted to issue a court summons on the charges rather than a ticket when he realized he had pulled the same driver over in the same place for excessive speeding just three months prior.
Wang already had three serious speeding infractions on his record.
When asked in court on Tuesday if he wanted to say anything, Wang said he was very sorry and will not do it again.
Last September, his lawyer said he was challenging the charges.
“It’s sentence first, verdict afterwards, that’s what occurred so far, kind of Alice in Wonderland,” said Wang’s lawyer David Baker. “The police utilized a section of the Motor Vehicle Act, which allows them to obtain a driving prohibition prior to a charge even being laid. The charge was only approved on Aug. 18, six weeks after the event.”
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