Police lay stunting charges



Halifax Regional Police has charged a driver for stunting in Dartmouth last week.

On May 18, at approximately 4 a.m., a member of the Patrol Division observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 111 near Portland Street. The officer observed the vehicle’s speed at 146 km/h in a 80 km/h zone.

A 21-year-old man 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 driver was suspended for seven days, and the vehicle was seized. Officers detected alcohol from the driver, and he was issued a driving suspension for operating a conveyance while having consumed alcohol.

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.