Ridge Meadows RCMP seized a Lamborghini on Lougheed Highway earlier this month. (Contributed)

Ridge Meadows RCMP seized a Lamborghini on Lougheed Highway earlier this month. (Contributed)

Supercar drivers given four-month suspensions

Lamborghini and McLaren impounded in Maple Ridge

The drivers of two exotic sports cars impounded for excessive speeding in Maple Ridge earlier this month have faced additional punishments.

Ridge Meadows RCMP stopped two drivers, one in a 2017 Lamborghini Aventador, the other in a 2016 McLaren 675H, on Aug. 2, for driving as fast as 138 km/h in a 80 km-h zone.

Both cars were driven by Burnaby motorists, both 22 years old, and on their way to a private event at Mission Raceway.

They were stopped in the 25800-block of Lougheed Highway. Police impounded their vehicles and fined each driver $368.

In addition, they both received three demerit points.

Police also recommended further action by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, and learned this week that both drivers had their licences suspended for four months.

Both had received previous tickets for excessive speeding.

“Sometimes the public forgets that driving is a privilege … and that privilege can be revoked,” said Sgt. Brenda Gresiuk.

“Driving is a behaviour that we can control.”

She said excessive speeding is one of the top policing issues in Maple Ridge, and the detachment has made it a priority.

Behaviour driving infractions can lead to seven-day impoundments for first infractions, 30 days for the second and 60 days for the third within two years.