RCMP officers across the province checked over 9,000 vehicles in 165 checkpoints and charged 12 people for impaired driving on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.
On Saturday, May 21, RCMP officers across Nova Scotia checked a total of 9,268 vehicles in 165 coordinated checkpoints as part of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. As a result of these checks, officers charged 12 motorists for impaired driving and issued 15 roadside suspensions.
Checkpoints are an effective way to both remove impaired drivers from the road and reinforce the message that impaired driving is dangerous and will not be tolerated.
“It’s always a good thing when we can get impaired drivers off the road, but it’s still very unsettling that people still choose to drive while impaired,” says Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services Cpl. Scott MacRae. “By getting out and talking with drivers directly, we can really drive home the message that impaired driving is dangerous and can unfortunately have tragic consequences.”
The RCMP will continue to focus its enforcement and education efforts on motorists who choose to drive while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs, to ensure that everyone travelling on Nova Scotia’s roadways get home safely.
Citizens who spot a suspected impaired driver are asked to call 911 to report it. Remember to provide a description of the vehicle and driver, the license plate number, and the direction of travel. Doing so will assist RCMP officers in being able to locate the vehicle and charge the driver.
Source: Media Release