RCMP arrests impaired driver travelling 152 km/h in 70 km/h zone

June 18, 2024
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

News release

RCMP Halifax Regional Detachment has arrested a Lower Sackville man for dangerous driving.

On June 11, at approximately 11:10 p.m., an RCMP officer observed on radar a motorcycle travelling at 152 km/h in a 70 km/h zone of Beaver Bank Rd. A traffic stop was attempted but the rider refused to stop and proceeded through a red light. In the interest of public safety, a pursuit was not initiated.

Shortly after deactivating emergency lights and sirens, the officer was approached by a man on foot who was identified as the operator of the motorcycle.

While interacting with the officer, the 22-year-old man exhibited signs of impairment. He was arrested and transported to the Lower Sackville RCMP detachment where he provided breath samples that registered at 80mg%.

The man was later released. He's scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on July 16, at 9:30 a.m. to face charges of Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance, Operation while Impaired and Operation of a Conveyance 80mg% or over.

Road safety is a priority for the Nova Scotia RCMP and we continue to encourage members of the public to call 911 if they suspect impaired driving. It could save a life.

File # 24-78336


Contact information

Cpl. Guillaume Tremblay
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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