Police charge woman for stunting

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Police have a charged a woman for stunting in Dartmouth this morning.

At approximately 8 a.m. a member of the Traffic Unit observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 118 near Wright Avenue in Dartmouth. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 170 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.

A 24-year-old woman was ticketed for stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act, a charge that is automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit. The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record. In addition, the woman was suspended from driving for seven days and the vehicle she was driving was seized and impounded.

In a continued effort to address traffic safety issues and educate citizens on the rules of the road, our officers focus on speed enforcement. We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe. If you see someone driving dangerously, report it to police by calling 911.