(RCMP file photo)

GRAND LAKE: Three motorcylcists are facing careless driving charges following an incident along Highway 2 in Grand Lake on July 21.

In a release on August 3, RCMP Traffic Services said a member of RCMP Traffic Services was responding to a serious collision with his lights and siren activated when the officer noticed a group of motorcycles travelling together at a high rate of speed.

“Some of the drivers slowed down when they saw the police vehicle, others exited off of the Highway and others continued at a high rate of speed,” said Cpl. Lisa McKay with RCMP Traffic Services.

Cpl. McKay said the RCMP officer took Exit 5 for Fall River and noticed three of the motorcycles he saw earlier ahead of him.

“The drivers were speeding, driving erratically, and passing unsafely along Highway 2,” she said. “The motorcycles stopped at the roadblock that had been set up surrounding the collision scene.”

She said the three drivers were served Summary Offence Tickets for Careless and Imprudent Driving under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, a charge which carries a fine of up to $1,200, six point deduction, and a possible one-year driving suspension.

A 27-year-old man from Cole Harbour; a 27-year-old man from Fall River; and a 27-year-old woman from Upper Tantallon, are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on October 6.

Cpl. McKay said the investigation into the matter is ongoing.

Nova Scotia RCMP would like to encourage the public to report unsafe driving. Aggressive driving is one of the four factors that can lead to serious injury and fatal collisions in our province.

If you see someone driving in an unsafe manner, contact the RCMP at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267) or 911.

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