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RCMP charged two drivers for stunting on Highway 104 on Saturday.
Shortly after 8:30 a.m., Eastern Traffic Services were conducting speed enforcement on Highway 104 in Broadway and observed a vehicle traveling at 156 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. The 22-year-old male from Antigonish was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for stunting.
Just before 2 p.m., a 19-year-old male from Halifax was also charged with Stunting on Hwy 104 in Linacy, traveling at 158km/h in a 100km/h zone.
Both drivers were immediately suspended from driving for a minimum period of one week. Their vehicles were seized and impounded for one week. Upon conviction, the drivers could also face a fine of $2412.41 and an automatic six points will be assigned to their driver's record.
"Speeds in these elevated ranges have the potential to cause collisions with devastating results, not only to those in the speeding vehicles but to other travelers and pedestrians," said Cpl. Mark Kellock of the RCMP Eastern Traffic Services. "By detecting and removing these speed threats from our highways, RCMP have sent a clear safety message and have likely saved lives.”