Driver arrested for stunting on Highway 103 in Lunenburg County


RCMP say a 19-year-old man from Bedford was arrested after he was clocked doing more than 180 km/hr on Highway 103 on Monday.

A release says an officer was travelling east on Highway 103 around 10:35 a.m. and observed a westbound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

Police say the officer activated RADAR and the speed measured at 140 km/hr, but when the officer attempted a traffic stop, the target vehicle increased its speed to in excess of 180 km/hr.

RCMP say the officer did not pursue the vehicle but it was located on Highway 10 in Cookville where it was stopped and the driver was arrested.

The 19-year-old driver was fined for stunting and driving to the left of a double yellow line, and the vehicle was seized.

The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.