Police charge Halifax man with stunting 73 km/hr over speed limit

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A Halifax man has been charged with stunting after police say he was caught driving 73 kilometres over the speed limit on a Halifax highway.

A member of Halifax Regional Police’s traffic unit spotted a car travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 102 approaching Bayers Road, around 6:45 a.m. Friday.

Police say the officer clocked the vehicle at 123 km/hr in a 50 km/hr zone.

The driver, a 28-year-old Halifax man, was charged with stunting -- a charge automatically laid when a vehicle is travelling more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.

His vehicle was seized and towed and he has been suspended from driving for one week.

The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record.