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Operating a lawn tractor while impaired results in arrest

At 8:00 p.m. last evening, Lunenburg District RCMP was alerted by a member of the public to a suspected impaired driver operating a lawn tractor on the Grimm Rd. in First South, Lunenburg County.  RCMP attended and located the suspected impaired driver driving the lawn tractor down the road.

The 50-year-old man, of First South, was placed under arrest after failing a roadside test. The man later provided breath samples, which were more than three times the legal limit. As a result, Andrew Melvin George is facing the following charges:

  • Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Operate a Motor Vehicle over 80 mgs%
  • Failing to Comply with a Probation Order
  • Operate a Motor Vehicle while Prohibited

George was held in custody and appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court today. He was released on conditions and will return to Bridgewater Provincial Court on September 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Lunenburg District RCMP remind the public thatreporting suspected impaired drivers is important. That you are helping to protect your family, friends, neighbours and all Nova Scotians. Thank you for your help.

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Source : Media Release

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