2019-08-07

Bridgewater incidents examples of OHVs not A-OK



Two Lunenburg County men face driving charges after separate incidents involving off-highway vehicles in Bridgewater.

A town resident, 39, faces impaired and dangerous driving offences after a four-wheeler travelling through a Queen Street construction zone smashed through a residential fence on August 1. The Bridgewater Police Service said in a news release the man, who was not hurt, registered blood alcohol readings double the legal limit for a fully-licenced driver.

The all-terrain vehicle was seized and the driver's licence was suspended 90 days.

The suspect will be arraigned in court in early September.

A week earlier, on July 25, a three-wheeler didn't stop for police when the vehicle was spotted on Ron Street. A suspect was arrested on nearby St. Phillips Street after police allege there was an attempt to hide the vehicle.

A man from Back Centre, 30, is facing charges of dangerous driving and flight from police. He'll also be arraigned in court in early September.

The off-highway vehicle was seized and the driver saw his licence suspended for seven days because of elevated blood alcohol readings.

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