Cars impounded for street racing after one crashes into ditch

The two drivers, both 20, were travelling along Mt. Lehman Road in Abbotsford.

Two young male drivers had their cars impounded on Wednesday night after they were caught street racing in west Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Police Const. Ian MacDonald said an officer was in the area of Mt. Lehman Road and Great Northern Avenue when he saw two Hondas driving side by side at speeds estimated to be between 130 and 150 km/hr.

The vehicles were headed north, and the officer alerted another officer in the area.

MacDonald said the two cops lost sight of the Hondas but came across them on Mt. Lehman Road near Peardonville Road, where one of the cars had crashed into a ditch.

The driver, who had only his “N” (new driver) designation and was in his parents’ car, had to be helped out of the vehicle. He was not seriously injured, but was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The two men, both 20 years old and from Abbotsford, were issued tickets for excessive speeding and driving without due care, and both vehicles were impounded for seven days.

Recently, three men had their high-end cars impounded 1while driving recklessly on Highway 1 through Abbotsford.