On June 6 at 1:26 a.m., a member of Colchester District RCMP noticed a vehicle travelling at an extremely high rate of speed on Hwy. 104 in East Mountain. He checked the speed and found it to be 200 km/hr in a 110 km/hr zone. He stopped the vehicle, and noticed the driver was showing signs of impairment. The driver was taken to the detachment for a breath test where his blood alcohol concentration was found to be three times the legal limit.
The 31-year-old male driver from Greenfield, Colchester County is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%. He is scheduled to appear in Truro Provincial Court on September 9 on those charges. He was also charged with Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was seized and impounded for seven days and the driver’s licence was suspended. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.
The RCMP want to remind the public that speeding and Impaired Driving are 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.