On Saturday, at about 3:30pm, a motorcycle was caught on laser doing 170kmh! It then accelerated to well over 200kmh!
On Saturday, July 2nd, at around 3:30 pm, Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit officers were monitoring traffic on Willis Point rd, leading to Durrance Lake. This is a well known area for racing and stunting on the part of riders which is why it is an area of focus.
A red motorcycle was seen turning from Wallace drive onto Willis Point road and accelerate dramatically. The TSU officer managed to lock in the speed on a laser speed reader at a shocking 170kmh!
Once the reading was obtained, the red 2008 Ducati, accelerated even more to a speed in excess of 200kmh! The motorcycle was not pursued by followed until he was caught in some traffic and pulled over.
The rider has a lengthy MVA history of infractions with 2 excessive speed, 5 speed related convictions and a prior three month prohibition along with other various violations.
Given the driving history for the 38 year old Esquimalt rider, he was arrested for:
- Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle contrary to the Criminal Code
- Excessive Speeding contrary to the Motor Vehicle Act
The rider’s motor cycle was impounded under the MVA provisions. Options surrounding forfeiture of the motor cycle are being considered.