**** RCMP Media Release
Two stunting drivers charged for 232 km/hr
On July 19, an off-duty police officer reported two westbound vehicles travelling at extremely high rates of speed on Hwy. 104 near Monastery. An RCMP officer working near Exit 31 caught both vehicles on RADAR and measured the speeds at 232 km/hr. The speed limit in the area is 110 km/hr.
The vehicles were a blue Chevrolet Camaro and a white Mercedes C 63. Both vehicles were stopped and both drivers ticketed for Stunting. The drivers were a 48-year-old man from Wetaskiwin, Alberta and a 43-year-old man from Fort MacMurray, Alberta.
As a part of being charged with Stunting, which carries a fine in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50, both drivers were issued an immediate seven-day driving suspension and each had their vehicles seized and impounded.
Stunting driver charged: 57 km/hr over the limit
A 54-year-old man from Fall River has been charged with Stunting after driving 57 km/hr over the speed limit: 167 km/hr in a 110 km/hr zone.
On July 19 at approximately 1 p.m., a member of Southeast Traffic Services on Hwy. 102 spotted a car travelling at a high rate of speed. The officer activated the RADAR and measured the speed at 167 km/hr in a 110 km/hr zone, 57 km/hr over the speed limit. The officer stopped the car and charged the man 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.