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The worst offender was on a motorcycle clocked going 152/km/h in an 80km/h zone — 72km/h above the speed limit and almost double the 40km/h excessive speeding threshold where police impound vehicles. The motorcycle had a valid Ontario licence, but the vehicle was insured in B.C. under the driver's mother's name though she didn't possess a motorcycle licence.
The driver was also wearing a GoPro camera, presumably recording his ride.
On Vancouver Island, police caught a different motorcyclist the week before after he posted a GoPro video on YouTube of him going 300km/h on the Highway between Nanaimo and Victoria.
The Highway 99 motorcyclist received a fine of $483 and the motorcycle was impounded for seven days.
As well as the 29 vehicles stopped at the speed check, the RCMP handed out 16 other traffic tickets that evening.
A similar speed check over two days in late May resulted in six vehicles being impounded for seven days, all travelling at least 40km/h over the speed limit.
Wrong number results in drug charges for American
An American citizen living in Whistler was arrested for trafficking a controlled substance after he accidentally sent a text to a RCMP cell phone asking if the person at the other end had a market for "oxy," the street name for the pain-relief drug OxyContin — a prescription medication that was pulled from shelves in Canada in February due to the number of people using it as a narcotic.
The first text came in on May 11, and police continued to text the 30-year-old and placed him under surveillance until they met the individual in Function Junction on May 14 at 2:45 p.m. Plainclothes officers arrested the man with roughly 100 pills on his person. He was later released on a promise to appear in court to answer charges.
Surveillance footage blocks insurance fraud attempt
At 2:30 p.m. on May 9, the Whistler RCMP received a call regarding a stolen rental vehicle from an underground parkade in a hotel. The renter said his vehicle had been taken, smashed into a pole in the underground and then returned to its parking stall.
However, RCMP reviewed security footage from the parkade and determined that the renter himself, a 74-year-old male from California, drove the vehicle into the pole.
Police considered charging the male for making a false police report, but let him off with a warning. They also contacted the rental company.
Fine doubled for lying
An 18-year-old female from Coquitlam turned a $115 bylaw ticket for open liquor into a more expensive $230 provincial liquor ticket after refusing to admit she was using someone else's identification. After being arrested for obstruction and brought to the police detachment on Friday, May 18 she finally admitted that she was not the person on the licence and provided her real name.
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