A Pictou County man was arrested for impaired driving after he was caught driving 150 kilometres per hour while on his way to pick up his children from school on Friday, according to Nova Scotia RCMP.

Officers stopped a 47-year-old man driving more than 150 kilometres per hour on Highway 104 near Linacy, east of New Glasgow. Cpl. Mark Kellock said the speed limit in the area is 100 kilometres per hour.

After pulling the man over, police said he exhibited signs of intoxication and then arrested him for impaired driving. RCMP said they tested his breath and found that he was three times over the legal blood alcohol limit.

Officers called his children's school and they arranged for someone else to pick up the kids.

"We get a lot of complaints of people stunting in Pictou County, we've had several over the past few months," said Kellock.

"However, stunting and driving three times above the legal limit is virtually unheard of and a very dangerous endeavour, that's for sure."

The 47-year-old is facing a number of charges including impaired operation of a motor vehicle and stunting. He is scheduled to appear in Pictou provincial court on April 7 to answer to the charges.


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