East River man charged with Driving Impaired by Alcohol and Drug, multiple firearms offences


An East River man has been charged with Driving Impaired by both Alcohol and Drug as well as multiple firearms offences following a traffic stop on Hwy 208 in Nineveh on August 21.

On the evening of August 21, the RCMP learned that a person in Lunenburg County may be driving while impaired.

At approximately 9:20 p.m., Lunenburg District RCMP, assisted by the South Shore Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit, located the suspect driving a vehicle on Hwy 208 in Nineveh and conducted a traffic stop.

The driver submitted a breath sample to a roadside Approved Screening Device, which read between 50 and 80 mg% for alcohol. Due to the driver showing significant signs of impairment, he was taken to an RCMP detachment for a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluation. The DRE determined that the driver was impaired by drugs as well as alcohol and the driver was arrested.

A search of the vehicle following the arrest revealed a loaded and unregistered firearm.

Kaz Henry Cox, 40 years old, of East River, has been charged with Impaired Operation of a Conveyance by a Combination of Alcohol and Drug and multiple firearms-related offences, including Possession of a Firearm Knowingly Not Being the Holder of a Licence Under Which it May Be Possessed, Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited From Doing So and Transporting a Firearm in a Careless Manner.

Cox was held in custody and appeared in Bridgewater Provincial Court on August 24. He was remanded into custody until his next appearance on September 4 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

The South Shore Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit consists of members from the RCMP and the Bridgewater Police Service.

File #: 20191262223