Charges stayed for drivers accused of racing

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PICTOU – Two local men charged more than a year ago with racing their vehicles on the East River Road have had their charges stayed in provincial court.

Tanner James MacKay of Stellarton and Joey Russell Talbot of New Glasgow were charged on Oct. 21, 2011, with operating a motor vehicle on a highway in a race.

The charges were laid by New Glasgow Regional Police Services following a collision between two cars on East River Road. One of the ended up on its side as a result of the crash.

Judge Del Atwood stayed the charges for the two men after Talbot and his family protested that it had taken too long for the matter to come to trial. 

Organizations: New Glasgow Regional Police Services

Geographic location: East River Road, New Glasgow

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  • jack
    February 10, 2013 - 14:49

    Well now, that'll teach them young kids a lesson about responsibility when they have their Mommy tell the judge how it is and they are given not even a slap on the wrist. Who sis running the courtroom, the judge or people's mother? Hopefully the insurance companies say no coverage if they are racing.

  • NOT AS LUCKY
    February 10, 2013 - 09:36

    Meanwhile the other guy in court lost his license for up to a year for driving 2 hours before the end of a 7 day suspension as a result from a speeding ticket conviction.

  • Dave
    February 09, 2013 - 21:21

    They still did the deed! Just should have thrown them in jail right away! Glad no one was hurt, outside of Momma's pride.

  • Sigh
    February 09, 2013 - 11:01

    ...and Momma to the rescue. Disappointing to see parents wanting their kids to take no responsibility whatsoever for reckless and dangerous behaviour. Who cares it was taking too long. Something so stupid should be worn for a while...