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N.S. man charged for allegedly driving 80 km/h over speed limit while impaired

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A Lower Sackville, N.S., man is facing several charges for allegedly driving more than 80 km/h over the posted speed limit while impaired last week.

According to an RCMP news release, an officer spotted a motorcycle travelling 152 km/h in a 70 km/h zone on Beaver Bank Road around 11:10 p.m. on June 11. They say the driver did not stop for police and went through a red light.

Police did not pursue the driver due to public safety concerns, but a short time later the motorcycle driver approached the officer on foot. The release said the 22-year-old man showed signs of impairment and provided breath samples that registered at 80mg% or over at the Lower Sackville RCMP detachment.

The man was charged with:

  • dangerous operation of a conveyance
  • operation while impaired
  • operation of a conveyance 80mg% or over

The man was released from custody and he is scheduled to appear in court on July 16.

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