January 16, 2012, Halifax, Nova Scotia . . . RCMP Halifax Metro Traffic Services have laid Stunting charges in Middle Sackville.
On Friday, January 13, 2012 at approximately 9:30 p.m., members of the RCMP Halifax Metro Traffic Unit Services were conducting speed enforcement at Hwy 101 and Landfill Road in Middle Sackville. A Hyundai Azera was noted traveling at a high rate of speed. It was clocked on radar traveling 201 km/h in a 110 km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped without incident.
A 20-year-old male from Kentville will be charged with Stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle has been impounded and will be held for a minimum of seven days. Upon conviction, the driver also faces a fine of more than $2400 and an automatic six points will be assigned to his drivers's record. The driver was also issued a ticket for failing to produce his drivers licence at the time. A passenger in the vehicle was found in possession of open liquor and charged under the Liquor Control Act.
Stunting can be defined as traveling more than 50 km/hr over the posted speed limit. The RCMP take these matters very seriously and view these actions to be one of the most dangerous forms of aggressive driving. The RCMP continue to target this form of driving to prevent serious injury and fatal collisions in order to help keep Nova Scotia's roadways safe.