Driver caught going almost double speed limit to get home for ‘Game of Thrones’

In the eyes of many ‘Game of Thrones’ fans, the HBO series’ finale was not worth rushing home for.

Coquitlam RCMP would agree.

On Sunday evening, RCMP officers pulled over a driver going 117 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, who said they were just trying to get home for the popular fantasy series’ last episode.

“Speeding home to watch Game of Thrones cost this driver more than missing who is left standing in Westeros,” Coquitlam RCMP said in a tweet.

Cpl. Michael McLaughlin, who tweeted about the incident on the Coquitlam RCMP Twitter account, told the Vancouver Sun that such excuses are unlikely to work.

“We’ve had some really interesting excuses but this one obviously stood out given what happened on the weekend,” he said.

In B.C., drivers caught exceeding the limit by more than 40 km/h can face a $368 fine, as well as three penalty points on their driving record. Those caught driving at speeds more than 60 km/h over the limit can be issued a fine of $483, in addition to the three penalty points.