Fast and curious driver caught going 221 km/h loses car, nets double the fine

COURTENAY, B.C. - A fast and curious driver caught going 221 kilometres an hour in his new Subaru 20R through Vancouver Island traffic has lost his vehicle for seven days and netted a hefty fine.

Police say the posted speed limit on Highway 19 near Campbell River is 110 kilometres per hour.

RCMP Const. John Anderson says the 25-year-old man behind the wheel of the black sports car apparently wanted to see how fast the car could go.

He says because the driver was caught going double the posted limit, he'll have to pay a fine of $483.

Police say windy conditions and heavy traffic added to the danger on the road.