RCMP arrests impaired driver after passenger falls from SUV

June 8, 2021
Gaspereau, Nova Scotia

News release

Kings District RCMP is investigating after a man fell from a moving vehicle driven by an impaired driver.

On June 7 at 4:40 p.m. Kings District RCMP were dispatched to Greenfield Rd. in Gaspereau, where a man had fallen from a moving SUV on to the roadway. Police attended and found the man unconscious and being treated by EHS. The 23-year-old Wolfville man was transported to Valley Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later transported to the QEII Hospital in Halifax by LifeFlight. The vehicle involved had been transporting the man and two small children to a popular local tubing area. It is believed the man had been sitting in the rear of the SUV with the hatch door open.

Police located the driver, who was showing signs of impairment. The driver provided a sample of breath and failed the roadside test. She was arrested for impaired driving and transported to the New Minas RCMP Detachment.

A 29-year-old Kentville woman is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration over 80 mg% Causing Bodily Harm. The woman has been released from police custody and is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on September 14, 2021 at 9:20 a.m.

If you believe someone is driving in a way that is an immediate threat to public safety, please call 911 when it is safe to do so. Include as much detail as possible, such as the location, direction of travel, vehicle and driver description and license plate number.

File: 2021803170

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Contact information

Cst. Jeff W. Wilson
RCMP Kings District
Public Information Officer
Office: 902-765-3317
Cell:902-680-5113
jeff.wilson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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