2017-08-16

Queens RCMP charge driver with stunting



Queens District RCMP has charged a 23-year-old man with stunting after he was clocked driving 155 km/h in a 90 km zone.

An RCMP officer observed an Infiniti G35 travelling at a very high rate of speed on Highway 8 in South Brookfield just after 8 p.m. on August 8.

The driver, who is from Lunenburg County, was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act.

His vehicle was seized and his license has been suspended for seven days. Stunting in Nova Scotia carries a $2,422.50 fine.

The RCMP have targeted speeding drivers in recent months. In Sackville, on August 6, police charged a 21-year-old man with stunting in Sackville after he was observed squealing tires and drifting his Nissan 350Z.

Police charged a driver with stunting on Highway 104 on July 30, after a female driver from Ontario was observed driving at 168 km/hr on Highway 104.

On July 28, a 44-year-old man was charged with stunting after he was clocked doing 162 km/h on Highway 104.

On July 21, the police picked up another man, 42, for driving 167 km/h on Highway 104. He was subsequently charged with stunting as well.

And in early July, RCMP charged two men in two separate incidents also on Highway 104 for stunting.

"The Nova Scotia RCMP want to remind the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads," the RCMP said in a press release.

"Road Safety is a priority for the RCMP, and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well. If you see someone driving unsafely on our roads, report it by calling RCMP at 800 803 RCMP (7267) or 911."

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