Police charge driver with stunting

Pictou Advocate Breaking News

SALT SPRINGS – A Cape Bretoner was charged with stunting in Pictou County.

At 6 p.m. on October 25 while on patrol, a member of RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed a vehicle catching up to the police vehicle at a high rate of speed on Highway 104. The vehicle was clocked at 163 km/h in an 110 km/hr zone, 53 km/hr over the posted speed limit.

The 23-year-old male driver was charged for stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act as well as operating a motor vehicle without a valid licence. In addition, his licence privileges have been suspended for seven days and his vehicle was seized. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.

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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. 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.