Man will lose license for reckless driving

January 5, 2017
Bathurst, New Brunswick

News release

A 63-year-old Brantville, N.B., man has been found guilty of three charges related to reckless driving. He has been fined $1185 and lost his driver's license.

On May 23 2016, RCMP members in Bathurst observed a commercial truck driving dangerously on Route 11. Police radar caught the truck going 133 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. The driver was speeding as he tried to pass two vehicles ahead of him, and narrowly missed colliding head-on with another truck. The driver then proceeded to attempt to pass in a non-passing zone marked with a solid yellow line, on a blind hill. He then nearly collided with second vehicle. Fortunately, the driver of this vehicle rapidly pulled over to the side of the road to avoid a crash.

On January 4, 2017, Clovis Kelly was found guilty, in Bathurst provincial court, of driving in excess of 25 km/over the speed limit, for which he was fined $292.50. He was also found guilty of illegally driving on the left side of a solid line, and fined another $292.50. Finally, he was found guilty of driving without due care and attention, for which he was fined $600. He also lost 13 points and as a result will lose his driver's license.

The Northeast District RCMP continues to enforce safe driving practices in an effort to ensure roads remain safe for all.


Contact information

Cpl. Pat Gauthier
Bathurst Detachment
Northeast District RCMP

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