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Pictou District RCMP want to thank this person
Following a complaint from a concerned caller, Pictou District RCMP arrested a 44-year-old man from Colchester County for impaired driving. Police want to thank this person for making the call and helping to make our roads safer.
At approximately 7:40 p.m. on July 30, Pictou District RCMP responded to a complaint of a dangerous driver on Hwy. 6 in the community of Three Brooks. Witnesses told police the suspect vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed, passing on solid lines, and forcing other vehicles off the road. Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle on Hwy. 6 near the community of Haliburton. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Operation of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%, and Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle. The driver was transported to Pictou Detachment where he provided breath samples that were twice the legal limit. He will be appearing in Pictou Provincial Court at a later date.
Police encourage citizens to report suspected impaired drivers as soon as they can safely do so by calling 1-800-803-RCMP anywhere in Nova Scotia, or 911 for emergencies. Be prepared to provide a description of the vehicle and driver, the license plate number, and the direction of travel.