A 19-year-old driver from Quebec has lost his vehicle, had his licence suspended and is facing a $2,422.50 speeding ticket after he was caught driving double the speed limit on Nova Scotia’s 104 Trans-Canada Highway this weekend.
Nova Scotia’s RCMP claim it’s one of the fastest speeds they’ve ever clocked as the speedster, driving a 2003 Infiniti G35, was allegedly driving 232 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.
Police believe the man was racing a 29-year-old local, driving a 2010 Acura CSX, travelling 159 km/h in the same speed zone. He was charged with a speeding fine of $410 and has also had his licence seized.
The Quebecer was charged with stunting under the Provincial Motor Vehicle Act. ‘Stunting’ refers to street racing, dangerous driving, driving without due care or attention, traffic violations and excessive noise.
— RCMP, Nova Scotia (@RCMPNS) August 6, 2018
Northwest Traffic Services are reminding the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on roads, especially during the summer months.
Police are asking anyone who sees a motorist travelling at a high rate of speed to contact authorities.