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Four drivers arrested for impaired driving over the weekend in Kings County

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Kings District RCMP arrested four impaired drivers over the weekend in Kings County.

On October 10, at 4:40 p.m. RCMP members were conducting ATV patrols on South St. in Berwick and attempted to stop an ATV which initially failed to stop. The driver showed signs of impairment and was arrested without incident. The 23-year-old driver is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Refusal of the Breath Demand and Flight from Police. He is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on December 22.

On October 11 at 8:10 p.m. RCMP responded to a 911 call on Marshall Rd. in Kingston of a possible impaired driver who side swiped another car and left the scene. RCMP patrolled the area, located the vehicle and arrested the driver without incident. The 19-year-old man showed signs of impairment and was transported to Kingston Detachment where he provided breath samples more than three times the legal limit. He was held in custody until sober and then released. He is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Fail to remain at an Accident. He is schedule to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on December 22.

On October 12 at 12:20 a.m., RCMP were called to a possible impaired driver who almost hit other cars on Commercial St. in New Minas. The car was located and members activated their emergency equipment but the car didn't stop right away. Once it stopped, the 50-year-old male driver was arrested without incident for impaired driving as he was displaying signs of impairment. He was transported to the New Minas Detachment for breath samples and he was later released. He is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%. He is schedule to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on December 22.

On October 13, at 2:25 a.m. RCMP responded to a call of a possible impaired driver swerving on Hwy. 101 in Wolfville Ridge. Members located the vehicle and did not stop right away and then pulled into a driveway. The 56-year-old male driver, who showed signs of impairment, was arrested without incident. He was transported to the detachment for breath samples and later released. He is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Refusal of the Breath Demand. He is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on December 8.

The RCMP would like to thank the individuals who called in to the police with information about these drivers. Anyone who has concerns about a driver's ability to safely operate a vehicle is asked to call the RCMP, anywhere in Nova Scotia, at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). If it's an emergency, call 911.

File #s: 20201499389, 20201506077, 20201507039, 20201512214