Throughout the month, police charged 51 people – 42 men and nine women with impaired driving. Of these incidents, 24 were initiated by police during traffic stops and check points, ten were identified after a collision had occurred and 17 were called-in by concerned citizens.
Officers issued an additional four 7-day suspensions to people having a blood alcohol level between 50-80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood (mg%).
Of the 51 cases, 14 involved blood alcohol levels that were at least twice the legal limit, ten involved drivers who refused to provide a breath sample and three involved people who were impaired by drugs.
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.