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Motorcycle rider faces impaired driving charge after collision

**** RCMP Media Release

A 46-year-old Wellington man faces impaired driving charges after he was involved in a collision while riding a motorcycle.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 12, Halifax District RCMP, with assistance from Enfield RCMP, responded to a two vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a van on Hwy 2 near Oldham Rd.

When members arrived on scene, they noticed signs of impairment in the motorcycle rider​ and administered an Approved Screening Device roadside to test his breath for alcohol.​ He​ failed the test, was arrested and taken to Enfield RCMP Detachment for breath testing by an Approved Instrument. His blood alcohol level was found to be twice the legal limit.​

The 46-year-old man from Wellington is facing the charges of Impaired​ Driving by Alcohol and Impaired​ Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration that is Equal to or Exceeds 80 mg %. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on June 19​ at 09:30 a.m.

No one was injured​ in the collision. The investigation is ongoing.

Driving impaired by drug or alcohol​ increases the risk of death and serious injury to everyone on the road. We all have a responsibility to drive safely. Always drive sober and call​ 911​ if you believe someone is driving impaired or is otherwise an immediate threat to public safety.​ It helps to know:

  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​your location
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​a description of the vehicle, including the license plate number, colour, make and model
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​the direction of travel for the vehicle
  • ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​a description of the driver if visible

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