Halifax police charge man for driving 66 km/h over speed limit

By CityNews Halifax Staff

Regional police have charged a driver for stunting in Dartmouth over the long weekend.

Police said on Saturday at roughly 4 a.m., an officers caught a vehicle speeding on Highway 111 near Portland Street, travelling 146 km/h in a 80 km/h zone.

A 21-year-old man was 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.

Police said the fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record. The driver was suspended for seven days, and the vehicle was seized.

According to HRP, officers detected alcohol from the driver, and he was issued a driving suspension for operating a conveyance while having consumed alcohol.

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