Abbotsford teen has car impounded for second time

A young driver whose vehicle was among six impounded in Abbotsford for careless driving less than two weeks ago had the car impounded again this week.

The 17-year-old was caught travelling 133 km/h in a 60 km/h zone on Sunday at about 5 p.m.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said the teen was driving a Chrysler 300 when his speed was clocked by a police officer.

When the driver was pulled over at Maclure Road and Livingstone Avenue, MacDonald said his excuse for speeding involved a "convoluted story" about a Cadillac Escalade and a Ford Mustang.

But the officer told him regardless of the circumstances, the teen was being issued a ticket for excessive speeding and was having the family vehicle impounded for seven days.

MacDonald said the teen was driving the same Chrysler 300 when he and five other drivers between the ages of 17 and 21 had their vehicles impounded on April 14.

MacDonald said, on that day, the drivers were travelling west along South Fraser Way at about Ware Street when other motorists first reported them driving erratically.

Witnesses reported that two of the vehicles were holding back and blocking  traffic while the other four cars were travelling at speeds of 80 to 100 km/h in speed zones of 50 to 60 km/h.

The drivers were also reported to be weaving in and out of traffic, MacDonald said.

Police stopped them at Maclure and Old Yale roads, and they were each issued tickets for driving without due care, as well as seven-day impounds of the vehicles.

In addition to the Chrysler 300, there were two Infiniti G37's, a Ford Mustang, a Mercedes and an Audi. Only one of the six vehicles was registered to the driver; the rest were owned by family members.

MacDonald said the 17-year-old whose family car was impounded for the second time could face further consequences through the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

The office can issue further driving penalties – such as an extended impound or licence revocation – at any time, upon review of a driver's record.







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