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Nova Scotia RCMP charged five drivers with impaired driving and issued 13 roadside suspensions as a result of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day checkpoints.

Nova Scotia RCMP charged five drivers with impaired driving and issued 13 roadside suspensions as a result of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day checkpoints.

As part of our year-round enforcement efforts, on December 2 the Nova Scotia RCMP set-up over 150 checkpoints as part of the RCMP’s ongoing effort to remove impaired drivers from the road.

“We’re on the roads day and night in communities across Nova Scotia,” says S/Sgt. Jeff West of the Nova Scotia RCMP. “This initiative is but one of the targeted initiatives we do throughout the year.”

The 13 people issued driving suspensions had a BAC of 50mg% to 80mg%. Four of the five charged with impaired driving were impaired by alcohol and the other was impaired by drugs. If those charged are convicted, impaired driving will be part of their criminal record for life. They could also face penalties including a hefty fine and driving suspensions.

If you suspect someone is driving impaired and they are an immediate threat to public safety, call 911. If it’s safe to do so, make note of the following information, as it will help police respond:

  • license plate number
  • make and model of the vehicle
  • description of the driver
  • location of the vehicle and direction of travel

If you or someone you know may struggle with addiction, visit Nova Scotia Addiction Services online for free, confidential resources and support.

Nova Scotia RCMP will continue to hold checkpoints throughout December and in the new year. If you drive impaired, you increase your risk of injuring or killing yourself and others. Help keep roads safe by committing to sober driving. 

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Source: Media Release

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