**** Media Release via RCMP
Halifax District RCMP have arrested a 22-year-old man for driving a tractor-trailer while impaired by drug.
Just after 3 a.m. this morning, an off duty police officer driving behind a tractor-trailer on Hwy. 102 noticed it swerving all over the road. The off duty officer contacted dispatch to report the driver. When police arrived, the driver showed signs of drug impairment and failed the Drug Influence Evaluation.
A 22-year-old man from Norton, N.B. was arrested and will face the charge of Operation of a Conveyance While Impaired by Drug. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.
The investigation is ongoing.
The RCMP wishes to remind Nova Scotians that driving impaired increases the risk of death and serious injury to yourself and others. We all have a responsibility to drive safely. Always drive sober and call 911 if you believe someone is driving impaired or is otherwise an immediate threat to public safety. Include as many details as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle description and license plate number.