**** HRP Media Release
Police charge female with stunting – Halifax
A Halifax woman who was caught driving at a high rate of speed in Halifax has been charged with stunting.
At 1:33 a.m. on the 8th of April, Halifax Regional Police observed a white Mercedes sedan driving at a high rate of speed on Quinpool Road near Harvard Street, Halifax. Using vehicle radar the officer was able to lock the Mercedes speed at 103 Km/h in a 50 Km/h zone.
A 19-year-old female from Halifax was charged with Newly licensed driver operating a motor vehicle after midnight and Stunting, both under the Motor Vehicle Act. Stunting is automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. In addition, she was suspended from driving for one week and her vehicle was seized.
The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record.
Police Investigate collision involving recovered stolen vehicle – Halifax
At 1:40 a.m., on the 8th of April, Halifax Regional Police officers were travelling on Gottingen Street and observed a Blue Honda Civic travelling on North Street without lights on. As officers turning around the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. Officers lost sight of the vehicle and located the Civic crashed into a tree near Almon Street and Connolly Street. The driver fled on foot.
Multiple officers and a Police Service Dog responded setting up containment and caught the driver returning to the scene. The driver sustained minor non-life threatening injuries in the crash.
The driver a 22 year-old male from Dartmouth is held for court and is facing the following Criminal Code charges; Possession of stolen property over $5000; Reckless Driving; Leaving scene of an accident and Breach of probation.
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call police at 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.