**** RCMP Media Release
This morning at 7:35 a.m., a member of Digby RCMP was conducting regular patrols on Highway 101 in Smiths Cove when he noticed a white sedan traveling in the opposite direction, passing a line of six other vehicles. The sedan was speeding, and was clocked on RADAR at 169 km/h in a 100 km/h zone, 69 km/hr above the posted speed limit. The 21-year-old male newly licenced driver was charged with stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act. He also did not have insurance on the vehicle, and was charged with that offence as well. The vehicle was seized, towed, and the driver’s licence was suspended for seven days. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50 and the fine for driving without insurance is $1272.50. When the police officer stopped the vehicle, there was a woman in the front passenger seat and a small child in a car seat in the back. A ride was arranged for the passengers in the vehicle.
Nova Scotia RCMP want to remind the public that speed is 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 RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.y