Police charge 14-year-old for driving more than double the speed limit

PORT HAWKESBURY: A 14-year-old male from the town was charged after police stopped a car that was doing more than double the posted speed limit.

Just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning, Inverness District RCMP stopped a car on Reeves Street in Port Hawkesbury that was driving 106 kilometres an hour in a 50 km/hr zone. The RCMP said the vehicle also sped through a red light and nearly struck a police vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle has been charged with stunting, operating a motor vehicle under the age of 16 and failure to stop at a red light. The fine for stunting in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50.

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The youth is scheduled to appear in Port Hawkesbury Provincial Court on February 25, 2019.