A new driver given a warning for speeding Thursday by the West Shore RCMP didn’t get the message.
Police said the driver was pulled over by a traffic officer for going 80 kilometres per hour in a 50 zone and given the warning, although he did receive a violation ticket for failing to display an N on his Nissan pickup truck.
With that, the driver quickly drove away, prompting the same officer to follow him. This time, the driver was clocked in at 102 km/h.
As a result, he was issued the original ticket for going 80 in a 50 zone, along with a second ticket for excessive speeding, and his truck was impounded for seven days.
That followed another incident Wednesday in which West Shore officers saw a Nissan 300ZX speeding on Millstream Road and McCallum Road about 11:30 p.m. An officer tried to pull the vehicle over but the driver fled north on Millstream.
Minutes later, police discovered the car had crashed. The driver was ticketed for excessive speed, failing to stop for police and operating a vehicle with cannabis inside, within reach of the driver.
The fines add up to more than $700 and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.