Following a week of complaints about vehicle stunting and racing, an Oak Bay police officer caught one of the culprits on Jan.1. (Black Press File Photo)

Following a week of complaints about vehicle stunting and racing, an Oak Bay police officer caught one of the culprits on Jan.1. (Black Press File Photo)

Oak Bay police catch Cadboro Bay stunt driving culprit

Vehicle impounded, driver charged for tow bill and storage

After a week of complaints about vehicle stunting and racing, an Oak Bay police officer caught one of the culprits on Friday (Jan. 1) night.

Residents living near Cadboro Bay had made multiple reports of the illegal activity occurring on the roads in the last week of December.

On New Year’s Day at 9:31 p.m., an officer spotted three cars with “notably loud exhausts” at the intersection of Cedar Hill Cross Road and Cadboro Bay Road. The driver of one of them – a white BMW sedan – began spinning his car’s rear tires on the wet pavement and fishtailing as he moved away from the intersection.

The officer pulled the 21-year-old driver over, issued him a ticket for stunting and impounded his vehicle for seven days. The driver was also charged for towing and storage of his vehicle.

READ ALSO: Nanaimo RCMP shut down illegal racing and stunt driving site

READ ALSO: Police watchdog notified after 20-year-old driver with street racing stickers crashes into tree

Later in the day, another Greater Victoria resident was snagged for dangerous driving on the Pat Bay Highway. Just before 11 p.m., Saanich police clocked the driver going 179 km/h in the 80 km/h zone. That vehicle was also impounded.

READ ALSO: Saanich driver caught going 99 km/h over Pat Bay Highway speed limit


 

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