2018-10-31

Lunenburg District RCMP arrest two impaired drivers within a 24-hour period



Lunenburg District RCMP picked up two impaired drivers in less than 24 hours on October 20, the police reported.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on October 20, members of Lunenburg District RCMP were conducting a traffic checkpoint in Western Shore. A 39-year-old male driver from Halifax came through the checkpoint and was given a Roadside Screening Device Test when police noted he was showing signs of being impaired by alcohol. He was issued a seven-day driving suspension due to his blood alcohol level.

Later that evening, around 10:30 p.m., two people were leaving a function in Mahone Bay and accidentally drove their vehicle into a river. The 29-year-old male driver from Lower Burlington was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries, then arrested for impaired driving. He was taken to Cookville Detachment for a breath test.

The man was released from custody later that evening and is facing charges of impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg%. He is scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on January 9, 2019.

A day earlier RCMP arrested a woman whose breath samples were five times the legal limit.

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