Lawn tractor driver charged with drunk driving

A 55-year-old man from Eastern Passage is facing impaired driving charges related to operating a lawn tractor.

On March 6 at 4:25 p.m., a member of the Halifax District RCMP Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on two men riding a lawn tractor on Cow Bay Rd. in Eastern Passage. The slow-moving lawn tractor had been obstructing traffic and forcing traffic to significantly slow down.

The operator was arrested without incident for impaired driving and provided samples of breath, which were over the legal limit.

He is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%. He was released from custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 31 at 9:30 a.m.

Road safety is a shared responsibility. Please call 911 if you believe someone is driving impaired or is otherwise an immediate threat to public safety. Include as many details as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle description and license plate number.

Source: Release #notw

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