**** RCMP Media Release
Stunting driver charged: 99 km/hr over the posted speed limit
On March 29 at 9:40 p.m., a member of the Halifax District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 107 near Westphal. They observed a black Volkwagen Jetta travelling at a high rate of speed and activated the RADAR. The vehicle’s speed was measured at 199 km/hr in a posted 100 km/hr area.
The member provided the information via radio to other members in the area. A few minutes later, another member observed a black Jetta on West Porter’s Lake Rd. and conducted a vehicle stop. The vehicle and driver were confirmed to be the same observed by the first member.
The 24-year-old male driver from Truro was charged with Stunting, Driving while Revoked and Failing to Wear a Seatbelt, under the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver was also charged for illegally transporting cannabis under the Cannabis Control 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.