**** HRP Media Release
Police charge man with stunting
Halifax Regional Police have charged a man with driving in excess of 50 km/h over the posted speed limit today in Bedford.
At approximately 6:30 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near the Duke Street on ramp. The officer captured the vehicle’s speed at 161 km/h in an 100 km/h zone.
A 21-year-old Lower Sackville man was 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, the man was suspended from driving for one week and the vehicle was 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.