Lunenburg District RCMP arrest two drivers within twenty minutes for driving while impaired.
Just prior to 11 p.m. on Friday evening, RCMP were setting up a check point in Blockhouse when they observed a motorcycle approaching and the driver was not wearing a helmet. In an attempt to avoid police, the rider turned and fled from the area. Within a few minutes RCMP located the motorcycle lying in a ditch with no rider present. RCMP Police Dog Services attended and was able to locate the man in the woods. As a result, a 30-year-old man from Mason's Beach is facing charges for Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample, Resist Arrest, and Flight from Police.
The man was held in custody overnight and was released on conditions. He will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on January 31, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
During the same checkpoint, RCMP officers conducted numerous Roadside sobriety tests and issued two 7-day driving suspensions as a result of drivers having a blood alcohol level over .05 mg%.
Sixteen minutes following the first arrest, Lunenburg District RCMP assisted DNR with a traffic stop on Naugler Rd. in Oakhill involving an impaired driver on an ATV. The 34-year-old man from Pine Grove is facing charges for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Over the Legal Limit. Breath samples were nearly three times the legal limit. The man was held in custody overnight and will appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on December 20, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
Both driver's vehicles were seized and their licenses have been suspended for 90 days.
"Lunenburg District RCMP is dedicated to making our roads and highways safe for everyone," says Sgt. Mark MacPherson, Lunenburg District RCMP. "We will continue to increase their presence on our roadways, especially during the holiday season and we ask if you have one drink of alcohol, do not drive a motor vehicle."