Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police – Partners in Policing – charged 57 drivers with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle during the month of September. One of these drivers was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drug.
In addition 19 drivers were issued driving suspensions for operating a motor vehicle having consumed alcohol.
Of the 76 drivers apprehended, 57 were male, 19 were female, and ages ranged from 19 to 74 years of age.
Twelve of the drivers were identified at motor vehicle collisions and 35 drivers were detected at traffic stops. 911 calls received from the public resulted in twenty-nine impaired driving charges. Of note, one of the 911 calls came from an impaired driver reporting on himself.
Officers were able to detect and charge persons at a wide range of BAC’s from 80 – 250 mg%. Eleven of the charged persons were more than two times the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood and four drivers were more than three times the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Nine of the impaired drivers refused to provide samples and were charged with the offence of refusal.
Halifax District RCMP and Halifax Regional Police – Partners in Policing – encourages citizens to keep our roads safe by calling 911 if you believe someone is driving while impaired.