Driver charged with stunting, flight from police, and impaired driving

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**** RCMP Media Release

Driver charged with stunting, flight from police, and impaired driving


On April 5, at approximately 2 a.m., a member of Colchester District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 102, when he noted a​ vehicle travelling at​ 161 km/hr.​ As it passed the police vehicle, the suspect vehicle accelerated to 178km/hr and the driver turned the lights off on the vehicle, in an apparent effort to evade the police.​ The police officer attempted a traffic stop however the suspect vehicle took Exit​ 12, and was located by police in a nearby driveway.

The 29-year-old male driver from Halifax was showing signs​ of being impaired by alcohol. He took a Roadside Screening Device test and failed, and was then taken to Colchester District RCMP for additional testing. The driver was found to have a blood alcohol level over the legal​ limit.

He​ was​ released later that​ morning​ and is facing the following criminal charges:​

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Flight from Police
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Operating a Conveyance While Impaired
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Operating a Conveyance With a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%

In addition, he is being charged with Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act.​ The vehicle was seized and impounded. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. He will appear in Truro Provincial Court at a later date.

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