The Digby RCMP say a man charged with stunting for allegedly traveling 69 kilometres per hour above the speed limit in Smiths Cove, Digby County, had a female passenger in the car and a small child in a car seat in the backseat.
The RCMP say the toddler was a one year old.
On Monday, July 15, at 7:35 a.m., a member of Digby RCMP was conducting regular patrols on Highway 101 in Smiths Cove when he noticed a white sedan traveling in the opposite direction, passing a line of six other vehicles.
The sedan was speeding and was clocked on radar at 169 km/h in a 100 km/h zone.
The 21-year-old male, a newly licensed driver, was charged with stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act. He also did not have insurance on the vehicle and was charged with that offence as well.
The vehicle was seized, towed, and the driver's licence was suspended for seven days. A ride was arranged for the passengers in the vehicle.
The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50 and the fine for driving without insurance is $1272.50.
The Nova Scotia RCMP want to remind the public that speed is one of the major causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads. Road Safety is a priority for the RCMP, and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well. The RCMP say if a member of the public sees someone driving unsafely to report it by calling the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP(7267) or by calling 911.