**** RCMP Media Release
Stunting driver charged: 70 km/hr over the posted speed limit
On March 24 at 3:48 p.m., a member of the Kings District RCMP, Kingston office, was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 101 near Berwick. They observed a black Kia Forte travelling at a high rate of speed near Exit 15 and activated the RADAR. The vehicle’s speed was measured at 170 km/hr in a posted 100 km/hr area, 70 km/hr over the posted speed limit.
The RCMP officer conducted a vehicle stop and the 18-year-old male driver from Meadowvale was charged with Stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was seized and impounded. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.
The RCMP want to remind the public that 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, report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.