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Police chase down speeding Mercedes on Highway 91

Propelled by nearly 500 horsepower, a flashy 2012 Mercedes Benz C63 sedan had no trouble getting attention last weekend on the East West Connector, including the unwanted variety from Mounties.

Early Sunday, between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m., the Deas Island Freeway Patrol RCMP got a helping hand from above in arresting a motorist who was driving aggressively.

With RCMP helicopter Air One flying high overhead, police were able to track the Mercedes as it was northbound on Highway 91 and then crossed the Alex Fraser Bridge into Richmond.

The driver then turned around, and headed back east along Highway 91, where it was clocked again going 150 to 160 kilometres per hour.

But before it could leave Lulu Island, the vehicle was pulled over and the driver was arrested without incident. He was found to be in breach of a number of conditions on a conditional sentence order, and was being held in custody pending a Monday court appearance on the new charges.

"People have to realize that it is simply not acceptable to drive at those unsafe speeds any time of the day," said RCMP Cpl. Robert McDonald. "Excessive speeding dramatically reduces reaction times putting both the driver and others on the road at risk."

Anybody who witnessed this incident is asked to call the Deas Island RCMP at 604-946-2184.

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