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B.C. driver curious about speed of mother's car faces fines: police

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ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — A novice British Columbia driver faces numerous tickets and nine penalty points after police allege he was travelling in excess of 200 kilometres per hour in his mother's car. 

Police in Abbotsford say in a statement that the 20-year-old man was pulled over at around 3 a.m. Sunday when an unmarked police cruiser was passed on a highway by a speeding vehicle.

When the vehicle was stopped, police say the lone driver was co-operative and was not impaired.

When asked why he was travelling at such a speed, police allege he replied that he wanted to see how fast his mother's car would go.

A police social media post says the car's "engine blew" shortly after the four-door family sedan was safely pulled over.

The vehicle was impounded for seven days while the driver has been issued three tickets, including one for excessive speed and another for failing to display a novice decal, resulting in $788 in fines.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2022.

The Canadian Press