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BROOKFIELD:On April 5, at approximately 2 a.m., a member of Colchester District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 102, when he noted a vehicle travelling at 161 km/hr. 

As it passed the police vehicle, the suspect vehicle accelerated to 178km/hr and the driver turned the lights off on the vehicle, in an apparent effort to evade the police. 

The police officer attempted a traffic stop however the suspect vehicle took Exit 12, and was located by police in a nearby driveway.

The 29-year-old male driver from Halifax was showing signs of being impaired by alcohol. He took a Roadside Screening Device test and failed, and was then taken to Colchester District RCMP for additional testing.

The driver was found to have a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.

He was released later that morning and is facing the following criminal charges: 

·        Flight from Police

·        Operating a Conveyance While Impaired

·        Operating a Conveyance With a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%

In addition, he is being charged with Stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was seized and impounded.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. He will appear in Truro Provincial Court at a later date.