**** HRP Media Release
Police charge two men for stunting in separate incidents
Halifax Regional Police have charged two men in separate incidents with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit in Halifax and Dartmouth yesterday and today.
Yesterday at approximately 7:00 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed driving from the Dunbrack exit onto Highway 102. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 137 km/h in a 70 km/h zone.
Today at approximately 10:00 a.m. members of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Main Street. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 156 km/h in a 80 km/h zone.
A 31-year-old Halifax man (first incident) and a 19-year-old Dartmouth man (second incident) were ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act, a charge that is automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. In addition, both men were suspended from driving for one week and the vehicles they were driving were seized and towed.
The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record.
In a continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, our officers focus on speed enforcement. We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe. If you see someone driving dangerously, report it to police by calling 911.