Monthly Archives: November 2019

Grant on Global News: Video captures hit-and-run driver slam head-on into parked car in Burnaby

A Burnaby woman is venting her frustration after a hit-and-run driver smashed head-on into her parked car, in an incident captured on security video. Jamie, who did not provide her last name out of safety concerns, said it happened Monday around 11:20 a.m. near Duthie Avenue and Curtis Street. … Grant Gottgetreu, a forensic consultant and retired West Vancouver police officer, said he had the same suspicions about the driver of the offending vehicle. But he said it would be…

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Grant on Global News: Excessive speeding follow-up: how many licences lost?

New data is shedding more light on the issue of excessive speeding in British Columbia. Every year, for the past three years, more than 2,100 motorists have been handed licence prohibitions for excessive speeding. … Forensic traffic consultant Grant Gottgetreu, a former West Vancouver police officer, says the problem of excessive speeding is worse than revealed by the numbers. “The numbers are actually higher than what’s actually being impounded, because a lot of officers are exercising roadside discretion,” he said….

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