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Vessel operator arrested for impaired boating
Pictou District RCMP has arrested a 28-year-old man for being impaired by alcohol while operating a vessel. The arrest was the result of an anonymous tip made to police about the operator.
At approximately 9 a.m. on June 15, Pictou District RCMP and Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers responded to the complaint near the Caribou Ferry wharf in Pictou County. Police and DFO arrived on scene and located the vessel and operator. During the arrest of the accused, he resisted and assaulted a DFO Officer. The accused was taken to Pictou Detachment where he provided breath samples. He was released later that day.
The vessel operator, a 28-year-old man from Pictou County, is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%, Assaulting a Peace Officer and Obstruction. He is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on August 6.