New Brunswick man facing multiple charges after stunting incident

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A New Brunswick man is facing several charges following a single-vehicle crash on the Trans-Canada Highway between Amherst and Springhill.

AMHERST – A 27-year-old New Brunswick man is facing several charges, including impaired driving and stunting, after his vehicle was stopped by RCMP near Springhill on Wednesday.

Northern Traffic Services say the BMW was travelling 202 km/h in the westbound lane of Highway 104 at approximately 7:45 p.m. Police attempted to stop the vehicle but were unable to close the distance.

Cumberland RCMP were notified and requested to get in position to stop the vehicle near Amherst. As police waited, a 911 call was received about a single-vehicle crash a short distance from their location. RCMP responded to the collision and both the driver and passenger were uninjured.

The driver, from Shemogue, N.B. , was arrested on the scene for impaired driving and taken back to the Amherst detachment where breath samples were obtained.

He is facing charges of impaired driving, driving while prohibited, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and other charges under the Highway Act including stunting.

The vehicle was seized and will be impounded for 180 days.

The man was released and will return to court on June 3.

 

Organizations: RCMP, Northern Traffic Services, BMW

Geographic location: AMHERST, New Brunswick, Springhill Shemogue

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  • Willie Wonka
    April 11, 2013 - 17:16

    Sell the BMW (or what is left of it) and give the money to MADD. The $2000 fine for stunting would also make a nice donation to them as well. I'm quite sure they know how to spend money much better than this Dingbat does!