Throughout the month, police charged 40 people with impaired driving. In all of these cases, the person was impaired by alcohol and in two cases the readings exceeded 300 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood(mg %), with the legal limit being 80 mg%.
The people charged consist of 38 men and seven women ranging in age from 19 to 72. Officers also issued five 24-hour suspensions.
Of the 45 incidents investigated by police, eight involved collisions, 21 were initiated by police and the other 16 were called in by concerned citizens.
One of the latter cases involved a driver asleep behind the wheel while at a stop sign. Halifax Regional Police would like to thank those people who took the time to call us with the information that helped us get dangerous drivers off our roads.
Drinking and driving puts everyone in danger.
MADD Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia recently launched Campaign 911 which encourages people to call police with information on a suspected impaired driver. If you have information on a drunk driver please call 911.