Halifax District RCMP charge a newly licenced male driver for stunting and possession of marijuana.
On Sunday, December 21st at approximately 11:00 p.m., Halifax District RCMP pulled over a vehicle travelling at a speed of 163 km/h in a 100 km/h zone on Highway 102 near exit 4C.
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man from Enfield, was arrested at the scene. Preliminary investigation determined he was a newly licenced driver, he had been drinking and was in possession of marijuana.
The man has been immediately suspended from driving for a minimum period of one week. His vehicle was seized for seven days. Upon conviction, he faces a fine of $2412.41 and an automatic six points will be assigned to his driver’s record. He is also facing charges under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act.
Stunting can be defined as travelling more than 50km/hr over the posted speed limit. The RCMP take these matters seriously and deem them to be one of the most dangerous forms of aggressive driving. The RCMP will continue to target this form of driving to prevent serious injury and fatal collisions and to help keep Nova Scotia’s roadways safe.