On July 19, an off-duty police officer reported two westbound vehicles travelling at extremely high rates of speed on Hwy. 104 near Monastery. An RCMP officer working near Exit 31 caught both vehicles on RADAR and measured the speeds at 232 km/hr. The speed limit in the area is 110 km/hr. The vehicles were a blue Chevrolet Camaro and a white Mercedes C 63. Both vehicles were stopped and both drivers ticketed for Stunting. The drivers were a 48-year-old man from Wetaskiwin, Alberta and a 43-year-old man from Fort MacMurray, Alberta.
As a part of being charged with Stunting, which carries a fine in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50, both drivers were issued an immediate seven-day driving suspension and each had their vehicles seized and impounded.
The 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 the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.