Halifax District RCMP has charged three drivers with stunting within a 20-hour period.
On March 20, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a member saw a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Lucasville Rd. in Lucasville. The officer activated the RADAR and measured the speed at 119 km/h in a 60 km/h zone, 59 km/h over the speed limit. The officer stopped the car and charged the driver, a 19-year-old man from Middle Sackville, with Stunting under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.
On March 21, at approximately 4:15 a.m., a member saw an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed on Connolly Rd. in Lower Sackville. The officer activated the RADAR and measured the speed at 110 km/h in a 50 km/h zone, 60 km/h over the speed limit. The officer stopped the car and the driver showed signs of impairment. The driver refused to provide a breath sample on the roadside screening device and was arrested. The driver, a 36-year-old man from Lower Sackville, was charged with Refusal to Comply with Demand and charged with Stunting under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.
On March 21, at approximately 4:10 p.m., a member travelling on Highway 103 in Timberlea saw two motorcycles travelling at high rates of speed. The officer activated the radar and measured the speed of the faster motorcycle at 190 km/h in a 110 km/h zone, 80 km/h over the speed limit. The member stopped the second motorcycle and gave the driver a speeding ticket, as they were measured at 40 km/h over the limit. A short time later, the other motorcycle driver met the officer at the detachment, and a 17-year-old man from Stillwater Lake was charged with Stunting under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.
The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. 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, please report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). If you believe it is an emergency, call 911.
File #s 21-33192, 21-33275, 21-33422