Last October we told you the story of the two riders who tore through Coquitlam, Burnaby, and Vancouver in a high-speed ride that turned into a high-speed chase, with a police helicopter required to chase down one of the culprits.
Well, everyone has their day in court, and 27-year-old Sajjad Shamsi Kazem Abadi of Coquitlam, who fled police on his black Honda after his riding partner was pulled over, took his lumps in front of a judge and was handed a four-month jail sentence and a five-year driving ban after pleading guilty to fleeing from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. The other rider has a trial date set for Jan. 17 next year.
But that’s not all, BClocalnews.com announced the BC Supreme Court ordered both motorcycles forfeited to the Crown last week under the provincial Civil Forfeiture Act. At least now Abadi won’t be tempted to break his driving ban.