Elderbank man caught going 192 km/h in Waverley school zone

WAVERLEY: A 20-year-old man from Elderbank is facing a slew of charges, including dangerous driving and fleeing police, after being spotted travelling at 192 kilometres per hour in a school zone on Rocky Lake Drive in Waverley.

At 2:43 p.m. on March 21, a Halifax District RCMP member captured the speed of a white Chevrolet Camaro at over 200 km/h on highway 102.

“The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver refused to stop,” Halifax Regional Police said in a release. “Shortly thereafter, a member of the HRP Traffic Unit captured the speed of the same vehicle in a school zone on Rocky Lake Drive at 192 km/h.”

HRP’s release said the driver passed several vehicles on a solid yellow line, facing oncoming traffic. The driver refused to stop, the vehicle was not pursued and was last seen heading towards Waverley.

Police set up a road block on Waverley Road, near Fall River but the driver refused to stop continuing to travel at a very high rate of speed, swerving lanes and narrowly avoiding other vehicles.

At about 3 p.m. the vehicle was located in the parking lot of Irving Gas Station, 200 Waverley Road, where the male driver was arrested without incident.

Marshall Ellis of Elderbank is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court today, March 22, to face one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and flight from police. Ellis was also issued two tickets for expired registration and operating a motor vehicle without liability policy.

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