RCMP charge man for stunting in Pictou County

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RCMP have charged a male driver for stunting in Linacy. 

Wednesday around 2 p.m.,  Eastern Traffic Services were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 104 and observed a vehicle traveling at 159 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.  A 22-year-old male from Port Hawkesbury was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for stunting.  The driver has been immediately suspended from driving for a minimum period of one week. His car was also seized for one week. Upon conviction, the driver also faces a fine of $2,412.41 and an automatic six points will be assigned to his driver's record.

"H" Division Traffic Services supports RCMP detachments and police agencies throughout Nova Scotia in the advancement of the road safety program with initiatives that focus on the four main causal factors of fatal and serious injury motor vehicle collisions: impaired driving, unbelted occupants, speeding and aggressive driving, driver inattention and distraction.

Organizations: RCMP, Eastern Traffic Services

Geographic location: Pictou County, Linacy, Port Hawkesbury Nova Scotia

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  • ML
    April 25, 2013 - 15:24

    That's 100 mph on a divided highway that was built for speed. In the 70s and 80s if people were charged $2400.00 everytime we drove 100mph we'd still be paying the fines and no one would have a license. You know I'm right. Someone came up with an arbitrary number for a speed sign regardless of conditions, road, vehicle or driver. Just pass out the fines. People wonder why the RCMP can't investigate personal or property crimes? Follow the money. Investigating crime takes time, skill and money. Driving around the highway giving out $2400.00 fines is a quick, easy source of revenue. It's another tax, pure and simple.

  • just sayin
    April 18, 2013 - 16:09

    159...chances are he thought he was in a 110 zone.

  • bobby fore
    April 18, 2013 - 09:54

    geez there seems like a lot stunt drivers in pictou county lately! lol you'd think the circus was in town.