Last night, RCMP Cape Breton Traffic Services were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 125 near Mira Road and observed a vehicle traveling 169 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone.
When the officer conducted the traffic stop, he observed that the driver showed signs of impairment by alcohol. The driver was arrested and the investigation determined his blood alcohol limit was above the legal limit.
A 23-year-old male from Prince Edward Island faces charges of Impaired Driving and Failing the Breathalyzer. The man is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in January 2015. The driver also faces a charge under the Motor Vehicle Act for Stunting. He has been immediately suspended from driving for a minium of one week. His vehicle was also seized for one week. Upon conviction, the driver faces a fine of $2418.95 and an automatic six points will be assigned to his driver’s record.
RCMP officers throughout Nova Scotia continue to enforce and educate the public that the four main causal factors of fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions are impaired driving, unbelted occupants, speeding and aggressive driving, driver inattention and distraction.