Charges after driver clocked at 160km/h

Police have charged a man for stunting on Highway 102 in Bedford this afternoon.

At approximately 1:50 p.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 near Exit 4C in Bedford. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 160 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

A 38-year-old 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. The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record. In addition, the man was suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicle he was driving was seized and impounded.

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.

Source: Release

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