Antigonish District RCMP and the RCMP Eastern Traffic Services Unit, along with Provincial Conservation Officers from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment, conducted a snowmobile patrol Saturday in Antigonish County.
During the snowmobile patrol, approximately 40 snowmobilers were stopped and checked to make sure they were adhering to regulations set out in the Off-highway Vehicles Act. Two snowmobilers were charged for operating their machines without insurance or registration, and their snowmobiles were towed. Officers also seized marihuana from a driver of a motor vehicle that came through a check point and now facing a Possession of Marihuana charge under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Each year, unsafe snowmobiling kills or seriously injures people in Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia RCMP would like to remind everyone of the importance of snowmobiling responsibly. Before heading out, always check the weather forecast and let someone know your plans and expected return time. Always wear a helmet and the appropriate riding equipment and clothing, and never consume drugs or alcohol before or while operating your snowmobile.
The RCMP thanks the Provincial Conservation Officers from the Nova Scotia Department of Environment for their assistance with this patrol.
Source: Media Release