Unlicensed teen caught speeding near Abbotsford fined $759, parent’s car impounded for one week
An unlicensed teen caught speeding has some explaining to do. He is facing a whopping fine of $759 and his parent’s purple Cadillac has been impounded for one week.
According to Cpl. Robert McDonald of the Lower Mainland District Traffic Service, the boy had taken off with the car to meet a girl he had recently met on a school trip. The meeting did not go as the boy had hoped.
As he was heading home at about 2 a.m., the boy was in a rush to get back before his parents noticed he and the car were missing. He did not go unnoticed by a Fraser Valley Traffic Services officer, however.
The traffic cop was patrolling Highway 1 near Bradner Rd in Abbotsford and clocked the boy traveling 175 Km/hr in a 100 Km/hr zone.
Police pulled the vehicle over without incident.
The 15-year old driver has been charged with excessive speeding, which comes with a fine of $483, and driving without a licence. The second ticket will cost the boy $276.
The cost of having to tell your parents that their car has been impounded…priceless. The 2008 Cadillac CTS has also been impounded for a week.
Cpl. McDonald says while it will be tough for the teen to explain to his parents what happened, “the alternative could have been much worse”.