**** RCMP Media Release
During the Victoria Day long weekend, members of Kings District RCMP and provincial enforcement partners conducted patrols of several areas of Kings County on All-Terrain-Vehicles (ATVs).
Police patrolled Kingston, Auburn, Aylesford, Lake Paul, Harmony, East Dalhousie, Cloud Lake, Tremont and Greenwood. The former rail bed, now known as the Harvest Moon Trail, was also patrolled extensively spanning from Wilmot to Waterville.
Police stopped over 80 ATVs and issued tickets and warnings for offences under the Nova Scotia Off-Highway Vehicle Act, Liquor Control Act, Cannabis Act and Criminal Code of Canada. Tickets and warnings were issued to operators for the following offences:
• Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle without Registration
• Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle with No Insurance
• Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle with Expired Plates
• Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle on a Roadway
• Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle Without the Proper Permit
• Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle Without Safety Training
• Operating an Off-Highway Vehicle While not Wearing a Helmet
• Illegal Possession of Liquor
• Illegal Possession of Cannabis
RCMP and and enforcement officers also issued two roadside suspensions, and are continuing to investigate Criminal Code charges of Flight from Police and Impaired Operation by Drug as a result of these patrols. In addition, three vehicles were towed from various areas of the County.
Kings District RCMP encourage ATV enthusiasts to operate in a safe, legal manner which provides for everyone’s enjoyment while using the trail systems in Kings County. Anyone who witnesses unsafe operation of an ATV is encouraged to report the information to their local RCMP detachment by calling 800-803-RCMP (7267) from anywhere in Nova Scotia. For emergencies, call 911.