Antigonish RCMP charge driver with racing

Posted on October 17, 2017

A pickup truck driver from Quebec temporarily lost his licence and his vehicle Saturday morning after RCMP caught a driver racing another pickup truck on Highway 4 between West and Church streets in Antigonish.

Const. Robert Kavanaugh said the trucks were seen holding up traffic as they lined up and then sped off around 11:30 a.m.

A 28-year-old male driver from Quebec, who was driving a Ford F-350 with Quebec licence plates, was charged with racing, which falls under the same section as stunting in the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, Kavanaugh said.

As a result, the driver’s licence was suspended for a week, his vehicle was seized and he faces a fine of $2,422.50.

The driver was also given a roadside screening test for alcohol and faces a further licence suspension for seven days because of the breath sample.

Kavanaugh said the driver of the other truck — an F-150 with Alberta plates — took off. RCMP believe the drivers are known to each other and are continuing to investigate, he said.

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