Antigonish RCMP Media Release – Three impaired drivers apprehended over weekend

Posted on March 17, 2014

Three Impaired drivers apprehend in Antigonish County over the weekend – two by drug

Police arrested a 43 year old Antigonish County woman for impaired driving by drug Friday night at a checkpoint in Monastery. The woman failed a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and was subsequently read a demand for a biological sample. She was escorted to the RCMP Detachment to provide the sample and later released on a Promise To Appear in Provincial Court on June 18, 2014.

Later Friday night early Saturday morning Traffic Services arrested a 30 year old Richmond County man for impaired driving by drug after he was stopped on Main Street. The man was read a demand to provide a biological sample to a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). He was escorted to the RCMP Detachment to provide the sample and later released on a Promise To Appear in Provincial Court on June 25, 2014.

Police arrested a 58 year old Guysborough County man Saturday afternoon at the intersection of James Street and Post Road after he failed a roadside screening test. He was escorted to the RCMP Detachment in Antigonish where he provided samples of his breath. The man was released on a Promise To Appear in Provincial Court on May 7, 2014 on charges of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100ml.

The recent Drug Recognition Expert training in Florida is paying dividends in the local area. Two more officers from Antigonish are on the Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST) training this week. It will provide them with knowledge and skills to detect impairment by means other than alcohol.

If you suspect a person is impaired while driving or about to drive call your local police or 911.

B.J.(Brian) Rehill, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax

RCMP charge driver in pedestrian collision

Posted on March 14, 2014

Police attended a collision involving a car and pedestrian Thursday morning at the intersection of James and Fairview Streets in Antigonish. The 28 year old Antigonish woman was treated for minor injuries at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. A 79 year old Antigonish man was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act for Failing to Yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

B.J.(Brian) Rehill, Sgt
Operations NCO
Antigonish District
(902)-863-6500
(902)-863-5570 fax

Antigonish RCMP Media Release

Posted on March 7, 2014

Church Break & Enter suspects arrested in Ontario

March 7, 2014, Antigonish, Nova Scotia…Two suspects, wanted in connection with a recent spree of Break and Enters in Nova Scotia, were arrested yesterday in Ontario.

The Antigonish / Guysborough RCMP Street Crime Unit’s investigation into March 3rd Break and Enters at churches in Havre Boucher, Port Hastings and South Haven, Nova Scotia identified two male suspects. Their names were added to the national police database. When York Regional Police stopped a vehicle for impaired driving on Thursday, a routine check of the national database revealed that the two men were wanted in Nova Scotia.

“This is an excellent example of information sharing between police agencies,” says Sgt. Brian Rehill with Antigonish District RCMP. “Computerized reporting systems in conjunction with traditional investigative techniques led to the arrest of these two men.”

A 42-year-old Gander, Newfoundland man faces charges in Ontario of Impaired Driving by Drug, Possession of a Controlled Drug, Obstruction, Possession of Stolen Property and three Counts of Breach of Probation. A 19-year-old man faces charges of Possession of a Controlled Drug, Breach of Probation, Breach of an Undertaking and Possession of Stolen Property. Both are in custody in York, Ontario.

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Contact person:

Sgt. Brian Rehill

Antigonish District RCMP

Phone: (902)-863-6500

Cell: (902)-863-8401

brian.rehill@rcmp-grc.gc.ca