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Dartmouth man charged with stunting Saturday night

The 20-year-old man pulled over while a second driver in an SUV — driving at the same speed — increased their speed and escaped
speeding highway
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A 20-year-old Dartmouth man has been charged with stunting after going 80 km/h over the speed limit on Highway 111.

Around 11:36 p.m. on April 3, a Halifax Regional Police officer saw a grey sedan and a white SUV travelling at a fast speed northbound on Highway 111 in Dartmouth.

The officer determined the drivers were travelling at 160 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The officer attempted to stop both vehicles.

The driver in the grey sedan stopped, but the driver in the white SUV increased their speed. The officer didn't continue pursuing the driver in the white SUV due to the dangerous speed.

The 20-year-old man was suspended from driving for seven days, the vehicle he was driving was impounded, six points were assigned to his record and he received a $2,422.50 fine.

The charge is automatic for any vehicle caught going more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.

"We all have a role to play in keeping our roads safe," says a news release. "If you see someone driving dangerously, report it to police by calling 911."




Chris Stoodley

About the Author: Chris Stoodley

Chris was born and raised in Halifax. After graduating from the journalism program at King's, he started as HalifaxToday.ca's weekend editor.
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