Halifax District RCMP and the RCMP Northeast Traffic Service arrested three impaired drivers and charged three drivers with stunting in Halifax Regional Municipality within 12 hours

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Halifax District RCMP and the RCMP Northeast Traffic Service arrested three impaired drivers and charged three drivers with stunting in Halifax Regional Municipality within 12 hours.

On January 13, at approximately 2:45 p.m., a member saw a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 102 in Bedford. The officer activated the RADAR and measured the speed at 173 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, 73 km/h over the speed limit. The officer stopped the car and charged the driver, a 27-year-old from Beaver Bank, with Stunting under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.

At approximately 7 p.m., a member saw a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 118 in Waverley. The officer activated the RADAR and measured the speed at 158 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, 58 km/h over the speed limit. The officer stopped the car and charged the driver, a 48-year-old from Fall River, with Stunting under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.

At approximately 8:35 p.m., a member stopped a car on Dartmouth Rd, in Bedford and the driver displayed signs of impairment. The driver provided a sample of breath into an approved screening device, which resulted in a fail. As a result, the driver was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and his vehicle was seized. The 51-year-old man from Boutliers Point was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on March 8, 2022.

At approximately 9 p.m., a member stopped a car for an expired plate on the Old Guysborough Rd, in Devon and the driver displayed signs of impairment. The driver provided a sample of breath into an approved screening device, which resulted in a fail. As a result, the driver was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and his vehicle was seized. The 25-year-old man from Cook Brooks was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 16, 2022.

At 9:20 p.m. a member saw a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 107 in East Preston. The officer activated the RADAR and measured the speed at 153 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, 53 km/h over the speed limit. The officer stopped the car and charged the driver, a 53-year-old from East Chezzetcook, with Stunting under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.

At 2:30 a.m. on January 14, a member conducted a traffic stop for driving aggressively on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville and the driver displayed signs of impairment. The driver provided a sample of breath into an approved screening device, which resulted in a fail. As a result, the driver was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and his vehicle was seized. The 24-year-old man from Bedford was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on February 23, 2022.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. Impaired driving and speed are two 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.

 

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