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.