RCMP charge impaired driver after traffic stop for stunting

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RCMP charge impaired driver after traffic stop for stunting

Southwest Nova RCMP Traffic Services have charged an impaired driver after initially pulling the vehicle over for stunting on Hwy. 101 in Avonport.

On November 8 at approximately 4:30 p.m., police were conducting speed enforcement on Hwy. 101 when an eastbound vehicle was observed travelling at 166km/hr in a 100km/hr zone near exit 9.

Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and noted that the driver, a 41-year-old Bishopville man, was displaying signs of alcohol impairment. Police also learned that the driver was prohibited from operating a motor vehicle Canada-wide due to a previous conviction for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

The man was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and provided samples of breath that were more than twice the legal limit.

The man was released from custody and will appear in Kentville Provincial Court on January 12, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. The man will be facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Impaired Operation over 80mg% and Operation of a Motor Vehicle while prohibited.

The man was also served with a Summary Offence Ticket for Stunting which carries a fine of $2,422.50, a 90-day alcohol related administrative driving suspension and his vehicle was seized as it was used in the commission of criminal offences.

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