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Fifty-three drivers charged for impaired driving related offences in August

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Halifax District RCMP charged 53 drivers with impaired related offences during the month of August.

Of the 53 drivers, 28 were charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle by Alcohol, 2 were charged with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle by Drug and 23 were issued driving suspensions for operating a motor vehicle while having consumed alcohol.

Of the 30 impaired drivers apprehended, 23 were male, 7 were female and ages ranged from 1995. Of the 23 drivers suspended, 16 were male, 7 were female and ages ranged from 19-67.

Throughout the month, police received 27 calls from the public through 911 about suspected impaired drivers. Of all impaired drivers charged, 18 were a direct result of calls from the public.

Possible signs of an impaired driver:

  • Weaving from one side of lane to the other
  • Taking extremely wide turns
  • Inconsistent speeds
  • Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on
  • Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather
  • Approaching or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly

Call 911 immediately if you suspect someone is driving impaired:

  • State your location and direction of travel for the vehicle.
  • Provide adescription of the vehicle, including the license plate number, colour, make and model

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Source : Media Release

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