For the second day in a row, police have laid a charge of stunting as a result of a traffic stop.
Yesterday, at 8:05 p.m., officers observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed inbound on Highway 111, passing Micmac Boulevard. Officers were able to clock the speed of the vehicle at 150 km/h; the speed limit in the area is 80 km/h. The Acura 1.6EL was eventually stopped on Highway 111 by the Burnside Drive exit.
The 31-year-old male driver was served with a summary offence ticket for stunting under section 163(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act, received an automatic seven days suspension of his driver’s license and had his vehicle impounded for seven days. A stunting charge carries a penalty of $2,314.41 upon conviction.
Speed is a major contributing factor in motor vehicle collisions. We remind motorists that increased speed decreases your reaction time and increases your stopping distance.