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RCMP investigated eight alcohol-related driving incidents over the weekend

PRESS RELEASE

Halifax District RCMP and RCMP Southeast Traffic Services investigated eight alcohol-related incidents between 7 p.m. August 16 and 1 a.m. August 19 in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

On August 16, at 7: 20 p.m., RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 102 in Goffs. The driver, a 32-year-old man from Lakeside, was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test. That same evening at 8:50 p.m., RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Glenmore Rd. in Middle Musquodoboit. The driver, a 25-year-old man from Brookvale, was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test.

On August 17, at 12:30 a.m., RCMP checked a vehicle during a checkpoint near Hwy. 102 in Bedford. Investigation at the scene resulted in the driver, a 40-year-old woman from Lower Sackville, being arrested for impaired driving. She has been charged with Impaired Operation (by alcohol) of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation (by alcohol) of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration that is equal to or exceeds 80 mg% and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on November 20.

At 1 a.m. on August 17, RCMP checked a vehicle during a checkpoint near Hwy. 102 in Bedford. The driver, a 28-year-old woman from Upper Hammonds Plains, was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test.

On August 18 at 2:20 a.m., RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 7 in Westphal. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Lawrencetown, was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test and breath samples.

At 5:40 p.m. on August 18, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Hwy. 102 in Goffs. Investigation at the scene resulted in the driver, a 43-year-old from Texas, being arrested for impaired driving. He has been charged with Impaired Operation (by alcohol) of a Conveyance and Impaired Operation (by alcohol) of a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration that is equal to or exceeds 80 mg%. He appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court on August 19.

At 9:50 p.m. on August 18, RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Portland St. in Dartmouth. The driver, a 35-year-old man from Colby Village, was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test.

On August 19 at 1 a.m., RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Cow Bay Rd. in Cow Bay. The driver, a 21-year-old man from Dartmouth, was issued a seven-day suspension following a Roadside Screening Device Test.

The RCMP encourages the motoring public to report possible impaired drivers. Call 911 for emergencies and contact the RCMP anywhere in Nova Scotia for routine calls at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267).

File # 19-117169, 19-117218, 19-117330, 19-117338, 19-117919, 19-118372, 19-118346, 19-118411.