Impaired driver on lawn tractor arrested

Annapolis District RCMP arrest an impaired driver operating a lawn tractor in Meadowvale.

On June 26, at approximately 6 p.m., Annapolis District received a report of a possible impaired driver operating a lawn tractor on the shoulder of Willow Ave. in Meadowvale. An officer, from RCMP Southwest Traffic Services, attended the area and located a man corresponding to the suspect’s description who was exhibiting signs of impairment. He was given a demand to provide a sample of breath into an approved screening device; the sample resulted in a fail.

The man was safely arrested and transported to the Kingston RCMP Detachment where he provided subsequent breath samples that registered 170mg%.

The 46-year-old Meadowvale resident was later released; he is scheduled to appear in Annapolis Royal Provincial Court on August 21, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. to face charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operation of a Conveyance 80mg% or over.

Each year, thousands of Canadians are injured or killed by impaired drivers. The Nova Scotia RCMP reminds motorists to drive sober and to call 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver on the road.

Source: Release

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