Q&A - Police Discretion on Excessive Speeding
Friends of my parents were returning from Vancouver to Kelowna this past weekend and were pulled over for doing 44 km over the speed limit. It was a family of 4 returning from a hockey tourney. The officer said i could give you an excessive speeding ticket and have your car impounded to which the driver repiled i didn't realize the speed was that low here....it was an area 20 to 30 min from Merritt heading to kelowna where it is reduced to 80. He was doing 124.
They ended up with no ticket at all. Does the officer have discretion for 1) not giving a ticket and 2) not impounding their car.