Wellington man, Fall River woman among three charged with stunting

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DARTMOUTH: A man from Wellington and woman from Fall River were among three people caught going more than the posted speed limit on Jan. 21.

In a news release, Halifax Regional police say members of their Traffic Unit observed three vehicles driving in excess of 50 km/h over the speed limit on Hwy 102 in Halifax and Hwy 111 in Dartmouth.

A 43-year-old Wellington man was nabbed for going 151 km/h in a 100 km/h zone; while a 34-year-old Fall River woman was caught going 170 km/h in a 100 zone.

The third person, a 51-year-old Porters Lake man, was picked up for going 101 km/h in a 50 km/h zone.

All were 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.

In addition, all three were suspended from driving for one week and their vehicles were seized and towed.