(RCMP file photo)

FALL RIVER: A 47-year-old Pictou man’s need for speed caught up to him on Wednesday Nov. 27 on Hwy 102 near Fall River, when RCMP clocked him doing almost 70 kilometres an hour more than the posted speed limit.

An officer with Halifax District RCMP was conducting regular patrols on Hwy. 102 near Fall River just before 11 a.m. when they noted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.

“The radar was activated and the driver’s speed was noted to be 168 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone, 68 km/hr over the posted speed limit,” said spokeswoman Cpl. Lisa Croteau.

The police officer stopped the vehicle, and charged the driver, a 47-year-old man from Pictou, for stunting. The vehicle was seized and towed, and the driver’s licence was suspended for seven days.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. 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 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.