Young new driver loses licence, facing multiple charges due to speed and alcohol

A 19-year-old new driver faces several charges under the Motor Vehicle Act after he was clocked going more than double the posted speed limit last Wednesday.

Around 2 a.m. on July 16, Shawnigan

Lake RCMP spotted the red Honda travelling south on the Trans Canada Highway in Cobble Hill, exceeding 190km/h in a 90km/h zone.

Another member located further south on the highway managed to intercept the Honda as it sped through Mill Bay at 170km/h. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol, and he was stripped of his licence following a roadside investigation.

Due to the combination of driving under the influence and speeding, the car has been impounded for 30 days, and the driver faces several charges under the MVA, along with a 90-day driving prohibition and fines close to $1,000.

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