South Delta Crime Beat: Five sports cars speed away from police at 155 km/h

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.

The following are some of the calls the Delta police responded to in the previous week:

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Tsawwassen

Sept. 7, 2:04 p.m., 1700-block of Highway 17: Victoria police requested Delta police do a wellbeing check on a female who was travelling to Tsawwassen via ferry with a male who wanted to hurt her. Delta police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle to assess and deemed the female to be safe. During the check an odour of liquor was detected from the driver. The driver received a breath test which had failed twice. The driver was issued an immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded.

Sept. 7, 10:23 p.m., Ladner Trunk Road and Highway 17A: A report was made of multiple sports cars driving southbound through the George Massey Tunnel of speeds upwards of 150 km/h. A row of five sports cars was located at a traffic light but upon seeing police arrive the sport cars drove away at a high rate of speed. The vehicles were paced at going 155 km/h in a posted 90 km/h zone. Upon activation of emergency lights, three of the cars pulled over. Police approached one of the drivers while the other two drove off. The driver who was stopped by police was unlicensed. The driver was issued excessive speed and no driver’s licence violation tickets. The vehicle was also impounded. The other sports cars were unable to be located. 

Sept. 8, 1:53 a.m., 5500-block of 12th Avenue: Police observed a male and female run out of a pub to a parked vehicle while the female stumbled as she ran. The female had gotten into the driver seat and drove the two a short distance while the officer was parked approximately 10 metres from the two individuals. The officer conducted a traffic stop and detected a distinct odour of liquor on the breath of the driver. The driver provided a breath sample and did not pass. The driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and was sent on her way.

Ladner

Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m., 6200-block of River Road: Police were called to a trail where it appeared that telecommunication wires were missing. Upon police arrival it was clear that a section was cut approximately 700 metres west of the trail’s entrance. Police believe the damage is left over from a theft on Aug. 20. Police are to follow up with the telecomm company to verify this is the same theft.

Sept. 3, 9:16 a.m., Huston Road and River Road: Police attended a single vehicle roll-over where the vehicle collided with a railway crossing light pole, ran off the road and overturned in a ditch. The single occupant of the vehicle had minor injuries and was transported to hospital as a precaution. The driver advised he was on his way to the doctor and was feeling dizzy before the collision. There was no evidence of drug or alcohol impairment or of distracted driving.

Sept. 6, 4:25 p.m., 7200-block of Ladner Trunk Road: Police were conducting traffic enforcement when officers witnessed a driver consuming an open beer. A traffic stop was initiated and a distinct odour of liquor was detected from the driver. The driver also had blood shot and watery eyes. A breath test was taken which the driver failed twice. Upon checking, the officer also noted the driver had an invalid licence from a previous roadside prohibition that was still in effect.

Sept. 7, 1:45 a.m., 5600-block of Highway 17A: Police were conducting a roadblock to check driver sobriety. A driver pulled into the stop and admitted to having a shot of tequila earlier that night. A distinct odour of liquor was detected from the vehicle. A breath test was given to the driver which he did not pass. The driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was towed to his home.

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