2017-08-09

Three off-duty police officers arrest impaired driver at local resort

by Brittany Wentzell

  • <p>RCMP say three off-duty police officers arrested an impaired driver at a local resort.</p>

Two off-duty police officers and an off-duty auxiliary police constable made an arrest at a local resort after a Liverpool man was found unconscious in a still moving vehicle.

At around noon on August 2, Queens District RCMP received complaints of a hit and run as well as of a possible impaired driver, according to a press release from Nova Scotia RCMP.

A green Chevy Cavalier was driving erratically west bound on Highway 3 near Hunt's Point when the vehicle crossed the centre line, sideswiping an oncoming vehicle and causing minor damage.

The vehicle continued to an unnamed resort where off-duty officers from the RCMP and the Waterloo Regional Police Service, as well as an auxiliary constable from the Toronto Police Services, spotted a driver who appeared unconscious in a still moving vehicle. The officers managed to put the vehicle in park and arrested the driver.

The 46-year-old Liverpool man has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content in excess of 80 per cent mg, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, driving with a revoked licence and driving without insurance.

He will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on September 13 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

LighthouseNOW has reached out to the RCMP for further comment on the matter.

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