Race bikes outrun Saanich cops and reach speeds of up to 270 km/h – Saanich News

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying motorcyclists who overtook police vehicles on Monday night, reaching speeds in at least one instance of 270 km/h on the Pat Bay Highway.

Witnesses reported seeing at least three motorcycles racing along the highway at high speed, weaving through traffic between Saanich and North Saanich, around 7 p.m. on June 6. Similar reports came out of the West Bank.

After more than a dozen 911 calls, Saanich Police Traffic Officers located the race bikes and attempted to stop them. But the runners did not stop and accelerated at high speed, Const. Markus Anastasiades said in a statement.

“At this time, we are asking the public to check their dash cam footage to see if they have captured the riders, who took several laps on the freeway around 7 p.m. One of our agents was able to get a speed reading on a motorcycle of 270 km/h, an incredibly dangerous speed that puts all road users at significant risk of injury that evening.

Although no license plates were visible, the bikes were described as red, blue and black sport bikes. The Saanich Police Traffic Safety Unit is working with ICBC and Road Safety BC on a street racing investigation.

Anyone with information that could identify the passengers is asked to call Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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