ANTIGONISH: A driver from Quebec is facing fines and charges after police observed him racing with another car last weekend.

At 11:30 a.m. on October 14, while on patrol, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed two trucks line up side-by-side, then accelerate quickly down the road, essentially drag racing on the highway.

They interfered with other traffic on the highway but no one was injured. An RCMP officer was able to stop one of the two vehicles, while the other one sped away. The driver of the vehicle that was stopped was given a roadside screening test due to the police officer detecting alcohol on his breath.

The 28-year-old male driver from Quebec was charged for racing under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act. In addition, his license was suspended for seven days and vehicle was seized. The fine for racing in Nova Scotia is $2,422.50. The male driver is also facing a seven-day license suspension as result of the breath sample he provided roadside.

Nova Scotia RCMP want to remind the public that if they see someone driving unsafely, to report it by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.