Street racer’s car seized in Surrey

Novice driver, 22, also ticketed $468 for excessive speeding and prohibited from driving for 15 days.

Police clocked two drivers at 197 km/h during a street race on Highway 1 early Thursday morning.

SURREY — Police have seized a 2008 grey Infiniti G37 for seven days after clocking the driver at 197 km/h during an early-morning street race Thursday on the Trans Canada Highway.

Sgt. Annie Linteau said Port Mann Traffic Services also ticketed the 22-year-old Abbotsford man, a novice driver, $468 for excessive speeding and prohibited him from driving for 15 days.

Linteau said the officer was watching for speeders near 152nd Street at about 1:20 a.m. when he saw the Infiniti “jockeying for side-by-side position” with a second car which then took off down 176th Street. He pulled the Infiniti over near Surrey’s 192nd Street exit.

Const. Mike Moore, of Port Mann Traffic Services, said vehicles travelling this fast on local highways “is certainly not the norm.”

Meantime, police are looking for witnesses who can identify the car that got away. Police ask anyone with information to call them at 604-526-9744 and cite file number 2016-2750.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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