2017-09-13

RCMP charge two drivers with stunting



The RCMP has charged two South Shore men with stunting on Highway 103.

A statement from the RCMP says between 12:45 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. on September 8, a member of the RCMP Traffic Services caught a 19-year-old East Pennant man driving 156 km/h in Simms Settlement and a 46-year-old Marriott's Cove man driving 158 km/h in Western Shore.

Both men have been charged with stunting under the provincial Motor Vehicle Act, and have had their licences suspended for seven days and their vehicles seized.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. Police are urging those who see unsafe driving to call 911.

The RCMP has targeted speeding drivers in recent months.

A 20-year-old man from Bridgewater pleaded guilty recently to dangerous driving after he was caught going 200 km/h on a Pictou County highway in April.

On August 8, Queens District RCMP charged a 23-year-old man from Lunenburg County with stunting after he was clocked driving 155 km/h in a 90 km zone.

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/h 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.

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

On May 12, police caught a 27-year-old driving 164 km/h in the Martins River area and later issued a stunting ticket.

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