Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police – Partners in Policing – charged 60 drivers with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle during the month of November. Two of these drivers were charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drug.
In addition, 11 drivers were issued driving suspensions for operating a motor vehicle while having consumed alcohol.
Of these 60 drivers apprehended, 51 were male, nine were female, and the ages ranged from 19 to 78.
Fifteen of these drivers were identified by police at motor vehicle collisions and 30 impaired drivers at traffic stops. 911 calls received from the public concerned for road safety resulted in 15 impaired driving charges.
Officers were able to detect and charge persons at a wide range of BAC`s from 90 – 270 mg%. Thirteen of the charged persons were more than two times the legal limit of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood and three drivers were more than three times the legal limit of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. Fourteen of the charged persons refused to provide samples and were charged with the offence of refusal. Two of the impaired drivers were impaired by CNS Depressants and Cannabis.
Police encourage citizens to keep our roads safe by calling 911 if you believe someone is driving while impaired.