The need for speed: driver clocked at 180 km/hr in Lunenburg County

A 19-year-old man from Bedford was arrested after hitting 180 km/hr. on Highway 103 in Lunenburg County.

On October 28 at 10:36 a.m. a member of Lunenburg District RCMP was travelling eastbound on Highway 103 when they observed an oncoming vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed.

The RADAR was activated and the speed measured at 140 km/h. The RCMP officer attempted a traffic stop. Despite emergency equipment being activated on the police vehicle, the target vehicle increased its speed to in excess of 180 km/hr.

The police officer did not pursue the vehicle, however, it was located later on Highway 10 in Cookville. A traffic stop was initiated and the vehicle pulled over. The 19-year-old male driver from Bedford was arrested and taken to Cookville Detachment.

The driver was served summary offence tickets for stunting and driving to the left of a double solid line. The vehicle was seized and impounded under the authority of the Motor Vehicle Act.

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

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