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MOUNT UNIACKE: A 25-year-old man from Windsor was stopped on Hwy 101 near Mount Uniacke for various offences including flight from police, dangerous driving and impaired driving on June 19.

At approximately 10:40 p.m., a member of the Halifax District RCMP was monitoring traffic on Hwy. 101 near Mt. Uniacke, when he observed a car travelling eastbound at 182 km/h.

“The member activated their emergency equipment, the car went by the police car but it did not pull over,” said Cpl. Lisa Croteau, RCMP spokeswoman. “The member attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the car continued at a fast rate. 

“The member did not pursue the car but provided the information to other members in the area.”

Moments later, another member who was parked on the side of the highway looking out for the suspect car, observed a car of the same description driving at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 101 as he entered the Bedford Hwy.

“He activated his emergency equipment and the car pulled over,” said Cpl. Croteau.

The driver was showing signs of impairment and was administered the Roadside Screening Device test which resulted in a fail. 

Cpl. Croteau said the driver was arrested for impaired driving and transported to the Lower Sackville Detachment to provide further breath samples.

The driver was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on July 29.

He is facing charges of Flight from Police, Dangerous Driving, Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operation of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Level Over 80 mg%.

The man was also served Summary Offence Tickets under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act for Driving a Motor Vehicle while License is Revoked and Operate a Motor Vehicle Without Motor Vehicle Liability Policy.