Halifax District RCMP has arrested four drivers and suspended the licenses of three additional drivers for impaired driving in the Halifax Regional Municipality since Saturday.
On June 3, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the RCMP's South East Traffic Services observed a Dodge Ram driving erratically and completed a traffic stop on Hwy. 101 in Lower Sackville. The driver, a 47-year-old man from Middle Sackville, who was exhibiting signs of impairment and provided a roadside breath sample which resulted in a "fail". The driver was arrested and transported to the Lower Sackville Detachment where he provided subsequent breath samples that registered 110mg%.
That same evening, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Halifax District RCMP arrested a driver, a 25-year-old man from Timberlea, who's roadside breath sample had resulted in a "fail". The driver had been driving a Honda Civic on an isolated dirt Rd. near Hwy. 103 in Ingramport. The driver was transported to the Tantallon Detachment where he provided subsequent breath samples that registered 130mg%.
On June 4, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received information from the public regarding a Pontiac G5 driving on a flat tire. An RCMP officer located the vehicle parked at a restaurant on Sackville Dr. in Middle Sackville with a single occupant, a 26-year-old man from Fall River, sitting in the driver's seat. Additional RCMP officers that had been dispatched to the call gathered driving evidence consistent with impaired driving. The driver provided a roadside breath sample which resulted in a "fail". The driver was arrested and transported to the Lower Sackville Detachment where he provided subsequent breath samples that registered 100mg%.
Later that evening, at approximately 10 p.m., Halifax District RCMP received multiple reports of a possible impaired driver that had crashed his Toyota Tacoma into the ditch on Hwy. 2 in Grand Lake. At the scene, an officer from the RCMP's South East Traffic Services arrested the uninjured driver, a 29-year-old man from Upper Kennetcook, for impaired operation of a conveyance. The driver was transported to the Lower Sackville Detachment where he provided breath samples that registered 170mg%.
All of the drivers were released from custody and will appear in court at a later date. They are all facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operation of a Conveyance 80mg% or over.
Halifax District RCMP officers also suspended the licenses of three additional drivers for Operating a Conveyance While Having Consumed Alcohol, during the evenings of June 3 and 4.
Road safety continues to be a priority for the Nova Scotia RCMP, we continue to encourage the public to call 911 if they suspect an impaired driver. It might just save a life.
File #'s 22-66542, 22-66591, 22-67008, 2267167, 22-66464, 22-66563, 22-67053