Police seize three vehicles involved in street racing in Richmond

Richmond

2021-06-02 12:41 PDT

File # 2021-14447

Photo of tow truck with red Jaguar F-Type on it and a black Ford Mustang behind it

At approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday May 29th, Richmond RCMP Traffic enforcement officers encountered three vehicles street racing in the area of York Road and Blundell Road in east Richmond.

As a result, three drivers involved, residents of Richmond, Port Coquitlam and Surrey, were each issued violation tickets for Drive without Due Care and Attention, contrary to section 144(1)(a) of the Motor Vehicle Act of BC. Each offence carries with it a fine amount of $368.

As well, police impounded a 2021 Mercedes-Benz G63, a 2016 Jaguar F-Type, and a rented 2021 Ford Mustang, for 7 days for street racing. The ages of the drivers, one female and two males, ranged from 18 to 33.

Richmond RCMP is committed to ensuring our streets are safe, and we will not tolerate this type of driving in our community, says Corporal Ian Henderson of the Richmond RCMP. Given the seriousness of these Motor Vehicle Act infractions, investigators will also be reporting the matter to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, recommending a review of each driver’s driving status, says Henderson.

This is an important matter of public safety.

If you have information on street racing, particularly if you know in advance when and where it may be occurring, please contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca

Released by

Cpl. Ian Henderson

Media Relations Officer
Richmond RCMP
richmond.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
11411 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC, V7A 4E8
Office: 604-207-4747
Cell: 604-765-4528

Email: richmond_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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