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RCMP investigated five alcohol-related driving incidents over the weekend

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RCMP investigated five alcohol-related driving incidents over the weekend

Halifax District RCMP investigates five alcohol-related incidents between​ 6​ p.m. August 9 and​ 1​ a.m. on August​ 11. Police would like to thank the public for calling to report possible impaired drivers, which was the case in two of the incidents.​

At​ 6:15​ p.m., on August 9, Halifax District RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Baker’s Drive in Dartmouth.​ The driver, a 53–year-old man from Dartmouth was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test.

At 7: 40 p.m. on August 9, RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver on Hammonds Plains Rd. Police located the driver, a​ 51-year-old man from Hammonds Plains who was arrested for impaired driving.​ He faces charges of Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration that is equal to or exceeds​ 80​ mg% and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on October​ 21.

Just before 1 a.m. on August 10, an RCMP member was approached by a motorist advising of a possible impaired driver on Sackville Dr. Police located the driver, a 55–year-old man from Upper Sackville, who was arrested for impaired driving. ​ He faces charges of Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration that is equal to or exceeds​ 80​ mg% and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on October​ 21.

At 2 a.m. on August 10, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Tacoma Dr. in Dartmouth.​ Investigation at the scene resulted in the 26-year-old driver from East Preston being arrested for impaired driving.​ He faces charges of Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation (by Alcohol) of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration that is equal to or exceeds​ 80​ mg% and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on Sept​ 25.

Just after midnight on August 11, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Sackville Dr. in Lower Sackville. The driver, a 28–year-old woman from Lower Sackville was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test.

The RCMP encourages the motoring public to report possible impaired drivers. Call​ 911​ for emergencies and contact the RCMP anywhere in Nova Scotia for routine calls at​ 1-800-803-RCMP (7267).

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