Bedford man charged with stunting

(RCMP file photo)

COLCHESTER COUNTY: A Bedford man has been charged with stunting after police clocked him going 62 kilometres over the speed limit on Highway 104, near North River in Colchester County on Canada Day.

At 9:46 a.m., a member of the RCMP Northwest Traffic Services stopped the vehicle for driving 172 km/hr in a 110 km/hr zone, 62 km/hr over the limit.

The 19-year-old man from Bedford was charged for Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2422.50.

The driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle was seized as well.

Nova Scotia RCMP want to remind the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads. Road Safety is a priority for the RCMP, and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well.

If you see someone driving unsafely on our roads, report it by calling RCMP at 800 803 RCMP (7267) or 911.

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