Throughout the month, police charged 51 people – 42 men and nine women ranging in age from 18 to 78 – with impaired driving.
Of these incidents, 21 were initiated by police during traffic stops and check points, seven were identified after a collision had occurred and 23 were called in by concerned citizens.
Halifax Regional Police thanks those people who called 911 with information that helped get dangerous drivers off our roads.
Officers issued an additional nine 24-hour suspensions.
One incident involved a man who was charged during the first week of July. He pleaded guilty, received a $1000 fine and a one-year Canada-wide driving prohibition only to be charged again during the last week of July.
Also in July, police charged two people whose blood alcohol concentration was above 80%mg. They were newly licensed drivers which means they are required to have no alcohol in the body while driving.
Another man was charged after a collision and it was determined that he had never held a driver’s license.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger.
In December 2009, MADD Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia launched Campaign 911 which encourages people to call police with information on suspected impaired drivers.
Halifax Regional Police continues to be encouraged by the number of citizens helping to play a role in community safety.
If you have information on a drunk driver, please call 911.