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Two police Releases: Police charge man for weapons and drug offences / Stunting driver clocked at 180 km/hr on Highway 103

**** HRP Media Release

Police charge man for weapons and drug offences

Police have charged a man for weapons and drug offences after a search of a residence in Dartmouth.

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on October 29 officers responded to an assist citizen call at a residence on Elmwood Avenue in Dartmouth. They observed what they believed to be a restricted firearm inside the residence. Officers obtained a search warrant and conduct a search of the residence. They seized two rifles, a quantity of ammunition and a quantity of crack cocaine.

A 34-year-old Dartmouth man was arrested without incident at the scene. He was released to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Possession of a controlled substance contrary to Section 4(1) of the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code (x2)
  • Improper storage of a firearm contrary to Section 86(2) of the Criminal Code (x2)
  • Unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm contrary to Section 91(1) of the Criminal Code (x2)
  • Possession of a restricted ammunition with a license contrary to Section 92(2) of the Criminal Code (x2)

 

**** RCMP Media Release

Stunting driver clocked at 180 km/hr on Highway 103

On October 28 at 10:36 a.m. a member of Lunenburg District RCMP was travelling eastbound on Hwy. 103 when they observed an oncoming vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. The RADAR was activated and the speed measured at 140 km/h. The RCMP officer attempted a traffic stop.​ Despite emergency equipment being activated on the police vehicle, the target vehicle increased its speed to in excess of 180 km/hr.

The police officer did not pursue the vehicle, however it was located later on Hwy. 10 in Cookville. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle pulled over. The 19-year-old male driver from Bedford was arrested and taken to Cookville Detachment. The driver was served Summary Offence Tickets for Stunting and Driving to the left of a double solid line. The vehicle was seized and impounded under the authority of the Motor Vehicle Act.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. 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.

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