UPDATE: RCMP charges two men for stunting in less than 24 hours

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Correction: The original press release stated both men were arrested. This is incorrect. Both men were charged but not arrested.

ANTIGONISH – In less than 24 hours, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services charged two men for stunting.

At approximately 4 p.m. on December 3, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services clocked a vehicle on Hwy 337 in Antigonish travelling 52 km/hr over the posted speed limit at 132 km/h in an 80 km/hr zone. Police charged a 48-year-old man for stunting.

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At approximately 11:30 a.m. on December 4, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services saw a different vehicle on Hwy 104 in Monastery travelling 59 km/hr over the posted speed limit at 159 km/h in an 100 km/hr zone. Police charged a 19-year-old man, also for stunting.

Both drivers have had their licenses suspended for seven days and their vehicles were seized.

Police say speed is a major cause 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. In Nova Scotia, the fine for stunting is $2,422.50.