Impaired drivers at Windsor Street Exchange and Raymore Drive charged

Halifax Regional Police has charged two people for impaired driving in the Halifax region on Monday.

On July 31 at approximately 4:50 p.m., Central Division patrol officers were on scene of an overturned vehicle at the Windsor Street exchange when they were approached by a person who advised a vehicle had just hit their vehicle. Officers observed the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull it over. The driver continued driving for a short distance before coming to a stop. Officers noted the driver to be intoxicated, and after a brief struggle, placed him under arrest.

Shawn David Elliott, 51, was scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court yesterday to face charges of:

  • Driving a conveyance while impaired
  • Operating a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg%
  • Failure to stop at a collision
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Resisting arrest

Later that evening at approximately 10 p.m., East Division patrol officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a parked vehicle in the 0-100 block of Raymoor Drive in Dartmouth. Officers observed the driver to be intoxicated and placed her under arrest. The driver assaulted an officer while being arrested.   

A 27-year-old woman will appear in Dartmouth provincial court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Driving a conveyance while impaired
  • Driving while prohibited
  • Resist arrest
  • Assaulting a police officer
  • Refusing to provide a breath sample

Police remind people to call 911 immediately if they see a potential impaired driver. Give the call taker your location along with a description of the vehicle, including the licence plate number, colour, make and model, the direction of travel for the vehicle and a description of the driver.

Source: Release

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