Abbotsford, British Columbia — It’s important to set positive goals in life; an example of a negative goal would be to see how fast you could get your mom’s car going, and instead end up with $800 in fines and a busted engine.
This goal was recently achieved by a 20-year-old Abbotsford, B.C. driver who was speeding down Highway 1 at Sumas Way at more than 200 km/h.
The only thing that managed to stop this warp-speed grocery-grabber was a police officer in an unmarked vehicle who witnessed the joyride in full swing in the early hours of Sunday morning—the smoke billowing from the driver’s engine probably also played a part in getting the driver to pull over.
“When asked why he was travelling at this speed, the driver responded he wanted to see how fast the car could go,” wrote Const. Paul Walker in an email to CBC News.
Walker confirmed that the driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle, he was not impaired at the time of the incident, but that he possessed only a N-class novice driver’s license.
The tickets issued were for excessive speed ($483), driving without consideration ($196), and failing to display N ($109).
The vehicle will be impounded for seven days and the driver will be responsible for towing and impounding fees.
He is also facing penalty points on his driving record that will result in paying premiums to ICBC to renew his license.