Ferrari driver doing 180 km/h had child in car

A Langley man had his Ferrari impounded for a week after he was caught driving 181 km/h in Surrey, with a young child in the car.

The driver was moving at 101 km/h above the posted speed limit before he was pulled over, said RCMP Cpl. Robert McDonald.

An officer with the Fraser Valley Integrated Road Safety Unit pulled the man over near 32nd Avenue on 176th Street on April 19th.

He told officers that he had just purchased the vehicle two days before the incident, and that he was testing it out, McDonald said. 

“Despite the driver’s extremely excessive speed, the real surprise for officers was when they saw a young child in the vehicle with the man,” said McDonald. “I don’t know how someone could put a child at risk like that.”

Police also brought up the recent tragedy at the same intersection where he was pulled over.

“What’s more, the driver admitted to police that he was aware that very intersection was the scene of the horrific motor vehicle accident where an entire family lost their lives,” said McDonald.

A year ago, Daniel Gore, a Langley man, lost control of his car and crashed into a mini-van at the same intersection. Gore had an undiagnosed brain tumour that may have contributed to the crash.

On April 28, 2013, Jessica Sachdeva, three, Annish Sachdeva, five, the children’s mother Pawandeep Arjot, 31, their aunt Neelam Rani Dhingra, 47, and grandmother Vidya Wanti Sachdeva, 68, were killed when a Dodge Caravan driven by Gore broadsided their Toyota Corolla. Gore himself would later die following surgery.

The driver in the April 19 incident was given a ticket for excessive speeding that will cost $483, and had his car impounded for seven days. Previously, the driver had only a few speeding tickets.

The vehicle is a 2005 Ferrari F430, which sells for over $100,000.

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