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04/29/2014 03:34 EDT | Updated 04/29/2014 03:59 EDT

Maserati, Ferrari Impounded For Highway Racing Near Squamish

Two expensive vehicles were impounded after their drivers were pulled over for racing on Highway 99 near Squamish, B.C.

A 2014 grey Maserati and a 2012 black Ferrari were seen following each other extremely closely at high speeds on Monday morning. The vehicles were "swerving within their lane, which is known as 'warming' up their tires," said RCMP Cpl. Robert McDonald.

They were travelling at 140 km/h in a 70 km/h zone, he said. As soon as the lead vehicle saw a police car, both drivers slammed on their brakes and cut their speed to 80 km/h, said McDonald.

The luxury cars were stopped without incident and impounded for 15 days. The drivers, both in their mid-20s, were ticketed for excessive speeding, which carries a $368 fine.

"It's scary to think that this dangerous and aggressive driving behaviour was occurring in the middle of the day when families are on the road and regular people are using our roadways responsibly for work and general travel," said McDonald in a news release.

A 2014 Maserati GranTurismo starts at $127,000, while a 2012 Ferrari California costs roughly $170,000.

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