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Clearwater RCMP use spike belt to stop uncooperative speeder on Highway 5

Lower mainland porsche clocked at 162 kilometers an hour stopped with spike belt
A spike belt was used by Clearwater RCMP to stop a lower mainland Porsche going 162 kmh on March 22 at 4:37 p.m. Two young lower mainland males are currently in custody. The investigation in ongoing as it is not known whether the vehicle is stolen. The car seen here hitting the spike belt then speeds off the bridge before stopping. (Facebook photo)

Clearwater RCMP have taken two 22-year-old males from the Lower Mainland into custody after clocking the speed of the Porsche they were driving at 162 kilometers per hour headed south on Highway 5 at 4:37 p.m. on March 22.

Local RCMP were assisted by BC Highway Patrol and used a spike belt on the Raft River Bridge along Highway 5 to stop the vehicle.

Following the incident, Clearwater RCMP stated that using a spike belt is a strategic and safer way to stop a speeding, uncooperative vehicle without further endangering the public and thereby eliminating a pursuit.

At this time the suspects have been released without charges as of Sat. March 23.

The RCMP are requesting anyone with dash camera footage or who witnessed (witnesses can remain anonymous) this black 2018 Porsche Panamera in question to contact the Clearwater RCMP detachment at: 250-674-2237.

The Clearwater RCMP strategically using a spike belt to stop a speeding Porsche along Highway 5 on Friday, March 22. The lower mainland car was clocked at 162 kmh. Two 22 year old males were arrested and the investigation is ongoing. (Facebook photo)

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