August 23, 2013 7:07 pm

Six motorcyclists nabbed going 162 kilometres an hour in Squamish

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Jeremy Cohn/Global News

Police stopped six motorcyclists in their tracks after they were caught speeding upwards of 162 kilometres an hour on the Sea to Sky Highway in Squamish.

Traffic officers pulled over the group driving Ducati, Honda and Aprillia motorbikes at around 9 p.m. while they were travelling southbound on Highway 99 at Porteau Road on Thursday.

The group was observed driving at around 140 kilometres an hour, but sped up when they saw police.

The lead motorcyclist was clocked speeding 162 kilometres an hour in an 80 kilometre zone.

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“Since all six motorcycles were travelling within two to three metres of each other, we stopped the entire group,” says Cpl. Robert McDonald.

“Each rider received an excessive speed violation ticket under the Motor Vehicle Act, and in accordance with that act, each motorcycle was automatically seized for a seven day impound.”

The motorcyclists were fined $483 for driving 61 kilometres an hour over the speed limit.

“I would definitely categorize this as extreme speed, at more than double the limit. Their actions were even more dangerous because they were all two to three metres from each other,” said Mc Donald.

“Getting pulled over may have been the best thing that ever happened to them.”

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