Speeder hits 265 km/h on Hwy 1: RCMP

Three friends celebrating a birthday by speeding on Hwy 1 early Thursday morning may be looking at criminal charges.

Three friends celebrating a birthday by speeding on Hwy 1 early Thursday morning may be looking at criminal charges.

The first driver in a Ford was travelling at “147 km/h and climbing” when he was spotted by police in the Chilliwack area shortly after midnight, said RCMP Cpl. Jeff Bodner at Fraser Valley Traffic Services.

The next two drivers came along later, at 2:22 a.m., heading west toward Abbotsford in the Lickman Road area.

The first of those two drivers, in a white Audi R8, was travelling at 176 km/h, but the second, in a black Aston Martin, hit 265 km/h before he was pulled over.

Bodner said the three drivers, ranging in age from 19 to 21, weren’t impaired, “just young fellas out being silly in their cars.”

But they were creating an “extremely dangerous” situation for themselves, and for other drivers, he said.

“Lose control at 200 km/h and you’re gone in the blink of an eye,” he said.

And at that speed, he said, a vehicle can flip over the median and strike oncoming traffic.

“It’s extremely dangerous,” Bodner said.

Adding to the danger, it was also raining early Thursday morning and the roads were very wet.

The Ford driver was fined $368 and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. The Audi and Aston Martin drivers were each fined $483 and their vehicles also impounded for seven days.

But the police investigation continues, and if Crown counsel believe a court conviction is possible, the drivers could face criminal charges.

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