March 8,2011, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged two people for racing in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.
On March 7, 2011, 3:50 PM, a Lower Sackville RCMP officer was conducting speed enforcement checks on Riverside Drive, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. Two cars were observed traveling at 109 km/hr. A black Hyundai Tiburon was followed closely by a white Pontiac Sunfire and both were exceeding the posted 50 km/hr limit. Police stopped the black car as the white vehicle continued on. The officer noted the driver and the occupants of the vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle returned and the passengers were yelling out the window. The officer identified this as the second vehicle and other RCMP officers stopped the vehicle. Both drivers were charged for "stunting" and their vehicles were seized.
If convicted, the minimum fine for a first offense is over $2400. As well, under the new "stunting" laws, drivers lose their licence for seven days and the car is impounded as soon as they are stopped by police. In this case, RCMP seized the vehicle and can be released at the conclusion of the seven day suspension. The two 17-year-old drivers will be appearing in court at a later date.