Shelburne RCMP intercept street race on Highway 103

Two drivers, including one who left scene, charged with Stunting

Greg Bennett gbennett@thecoastguard.ca
Published on July 22, 2014
Two Shelburne County men have been charged after being allegedly being involved in a  race on Highway 103.

An evening race on Highway 103 has resulted in fines and driving suspensions for two Shelburne County men.

On Sunday night, July 20 at approximately 9:30, a Shelburne RCMP officer conducting enforcement on Highway 103 stopped two vehicles engaged in what police are calling a high-speed race. Vehicle speeds were reported to be more than 150 km/h. 

A 19-year-old male driver of one of the vehicles was charged with Stunting. The 26-year-old driver of the other vehicle was ordered to remain at the roadside but did not comply and left. 

The 19-year-old driver lost his license for seven days and his vehicle was impounded.  The driver who left the area was arrested after he turned himself in to the RCMP. He was charged with Stunting and Failing to Obey a Police Officer. His license was suspended for seven days. If convicted for Stunting, both drivers face fines of $2418.95.

RCMP are reminding drivers that street racing is dangerous and illegal, the risk to drivers and the public is extreme and the consequences can be devastating. The investigation is continuing.