Abbotsford: A car driver has been fined for over speeding and charged for assaulting and obstructing a police officer. 

Abbotsford police said on Monday at 11:16 pm, patrol officers were conducting routine patrols along South Fraser Way at Clearbrook Road when they observed a black Honda CRV travelling 90 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

“Over the next couple of minutes, officers further observed the vehicle fail to stop at a controlled intersection, fail to signal, tailgating another car and passing another vehicle over a double solid line. During this time, the vehicle speed increased to 105 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone,” Abbotsford police said in a statement. 

Police added that upon conducting a traffic stop and as enforcement action was being taken, the driver of the offending vehicle failed to comply with police directions to identify himself when asked for his driver’s licence. Officers cautioned the driver that failing to comply with this lawful police direction would result in him being arrested for obstruction.

Police said after several further attempts to have the driver comply voluntarily, he continued to refuse and spat in the face of the two arresting officers.

The car driver has been identified as 18-year-old Sukhmann Sidhu of Abbotsford and he has been charged with assaulting a police officer and obstruction. According to information, he was further issued a violation ticket for excessive speed and numerous other MVA offences totalling $816 in fines, and his parents’ vehicle was impounded for seven days.

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