Ridge Meadows RCMP seized a McLaren on Lougheed Highway on Thursday. (Contributed)

Hot cars stopped in Maple Ridge on the way to Mission track

Lamborghini, McLaren impounded by Ridge Meadows RCMP

Two exotic car drivers on their way to a private event at Mission Raceway Thursday morning had their vehicles impounded after being charged with excessive speeding.

A 2017 Lamborghini Aventador and a 2016 McLaren 675H, both driven by Burnaby motorists, both 22, were stopped in the 25800-block of Lougheed Highway, said Ridge Meadows RCMP.

Police say that their laser speed reader showed a speed of up to 138 kilometres per hour, in an 80 km-h zone.

The drivers were given fines each of $368 and received three demerit points on their licences with an incident report being forwarded to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles.

According to Ridge Meadows RCMP, one of the drivers still had an N licence and both had received previously excessive speeding tickets.

“This stretch of Lougheed Highway is our number one problem area when it comes to excessive speed,” said traffic Sgt. Bruce McCowan in a release.

“No matter the time of year, this specific area is plagued with unsafe speeds, 24/7, regardless of the road and weather conditions. We have seen too many tragic outcomes where all the driver needed to do was just slow down.”

Ridge Meadows RCMP have ticketed 472 drivers for excessive speed so far in 2018, with 178 of those happening on the stretch of Lougheed Highway between Maple Ridge and Mission.

In any case of excessive speed, vehicles will be impounded for at least a week.

 

Ridge Meadows RCMP seized super cars on Lougheed Highway on Thursday. (Contributed)

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