Police have charged several people in relation to six separate impaired driving investigations overnight. Two of those investigations also led to drug and firearms related charges.
Just before 2:30 a.m. September 14, officers were conducting a checkpoint at the Armdale Roundabout in Halifax which resulted in two suspected impaired drivers being issued suspensions and multiple summary offence tickets.
Shortly after 3 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for suspected impaired driving on the Bedford Highway near Flamingo Drive in Halifax. The driver attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended after a very short pursuit. The twenty-two-year-old Halifax man is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court at a later date to face charges of impaired driving, refusal of a breath demand and obstructing a peace officer.
Shortly before 4 a.m., police stopped a vehicle for suspected impaired driving in the 1900 block of Gottingen Street in Halifax. As a result of the investigation a firearm was located in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, a twenty-eight-year-old Halifax man is scheduled to appear later today in Halifax Provincial Court to face multiple weapons related charges.
At approximately 4:45 a.m., police stopped a vehicle for suspected impaired driving in the 1900 block of Barrington Street in Halifax. As a result of the investigation a quantity of drugs and related paraphernalia were located. The driver a twenty-year-old Cole Harbour man, was charged with impaired driving and possession for the purpose of trafficking. The passenger, a twenty-two-year-old Halifax man, was also charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. They are scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court later today.
Source : Media Release