June 18, 2013 1:32 pm

Subaru clocked going 221 KPH in a 110 zone near Campbell River


A 2013 Subaru 20R was caught travelling 221 KPH in a posted 110 KPH zone along Highway 19 near Campbell River on Friday afternoon.

Officers with the North Island Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) stopped the car, which was driven by a 25-year-old Port McNeill man. They spotted him driving this speed just before entering an intersection with a posted speed limit of 90 KPH.

Police say there was a lot of traffic around at the time, and it was really windy, which added to the danger of the situation.

The driver received a violation ticket for excessive speed, which can be up to $483, and his vehicle was impounded for seven days.

Police want drivers to record the license plate, location, and where the car is going, if they see a vehicle driving in a dangerous manner, and then when safe to do so, report the information to police.

For those who believe the driver may be impaired, or their driving behaviour is putting other motorists in immediate risk of harm, call 9-1-1.

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