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Friday night impaired drivers caught by RCMP

Halifax District RCMP charged five motorists for impaired driving and issued a seven-day license suspension to another driver after several motor vehicle collisions, police checkpoints and traffic stops last night.

Two motorist  were charged for impaired driving after police responded to two separate motor vehicle collisions on Caldwell Road and Astral Drive in Cole Harbour last night. There were no injuries in either collision. Another traffic stop by police on Caldwell Road resulted in a third driver being charged for impaired driving, while a fourth driver was charged after being pulled over on Highway 107 near Exit 19.  A fifth driver was charged for impaired driving after failing a breath test at a checkpoint on Highway 102 near Exit 4A, while a sixth driver was issued a seven-day license suspension for having a blood alcohol level of more than 0.05 at the same checkpoint.

“Impaired driving remains one of the leading causes of serious injury and death on our roadways,” says Nova Scotia RCMP Cst. Jamall Gray. “Getting behind the wheel after drinking or doing drugs is always dangerous, and the RCMP will continue to search for and charge drivers who choose to drive while impaired.”

Citizens who spot a suspected impaired driver are asked to call 911 to report it. Remember to provide a description of the driver and vehicle, including the make and model, license plate number, and the direction of travel. Doing so will assist police officers in being able to locate the vehicle and charge the driver.

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Source: Media Release

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