Two drivers, two arrests, one highway, in one evening by RCMP officer

RCMP release:

On September 16, an RCMP officer with Northeast Traffic Services – Cape Breton, arrested two motorists in separate driving incidents.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., a traffic stop was completed on a Hyundai Accent as it was travelling west along Hwy. 125 in Upper North Sydney. The vehicle had an expired registration.

The driver of the Hyundai, a 52-year-old Alder Point man, was found to be prohibited from driving in Canada as a result of a previous impaired driving conviction. The man was safely arrested and will appear in Sydney Provincial Court on November 23 to face the charge of Operation While Prohibited.

Later that evening, at approximately 9:05 p.m., the same RCMP officer observed a Nissan Rogue, which was travelling eastbound on Hwy. 125, make a sudden sharp turn into the dirt and then onto the exit ramp at Point Edward.

The officer stopped the Nissan without incident. During the traffic stop, the officer noted the driver of the vehicle, a 46-year-old Beaver Cove man, was displaying signs of impairment. The man was arrested and transported to the local detachment where he provided breath samples of 400 mg% and 380 mg%, which is five times the legal limit of 80 mg%. 

The man, who’s been charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation of a Conveyance over 80 mg%, is due to appear in Sydney Provincial Court on November 23.

Both investigations are ongoing.

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