Antigonish RCMP Investigate Injury Motor Vehicle Crash

Posted on September 30, 2015

Police attended a single vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Pomquet at approximately 8:00 pm. Two men were taken to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital by ambulance, both remain in hospital with undetermined injuries. The matter is under investigation, alcohol is believed to be factor in the crash.

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

RCMP highlights Child Passenger Safety

Posted on September 29, 2015

RCMP in Nova Scotia are reminding motorists about the importance of using proper booster seats and restraint systems for their child passengers.

Last week, Nova Scotia RCMP highlighted Child Passenger Safety Week, an initiative that is dedicated to the protection of children in vehicles. This year’s theme focused on the proper use of car seats and restraint systems, which is a topic that is important every day of the year.

“When children are not seated or buckled up properly, the potential for serious injury or even death is much greater when it comes to motor vehicle collisions” says Nova Scotia RCMP Cst. Mark Skinner. “It is important that parents and guardians understand when and how to use these devices.”

In Nova Scotia, the following rules apply to children and car seats:

– Children must ride in a rear-facing car seat until they are a minimum of 22 pounds (10 kg) or until they are 1-year-old.

– Children between 22 pounds (10 kg) and 40 pounds (18 kg) must ride in a car seat, and be securely fastened using the five-point harness.

– Children must ride in a booster seat until they are a minimum of 4 feet, 9 inches (145 cm) tall, or until they are a minimum of 9-years-old.

The RCMP also reminds the public that children should not be left unattended for long periods of time in their car seats, especially when temperatures are very hot or cold.

If you have questions about booster seats, or need clarification on how or when you must use them when you have child passengers in your vehicle, please visit the IWK Child Safety Link website for more information: http://childsafetylink.ca/child-passenger-safety/child-passenger-safety-week/.

Antigonish RCMP issue Liquor Tickets and attend Noise Complaints

Posted on September 21, 2015

Antigonsh RCMP issued eleven (11) tickets under the Liquor Control Act over the weekend and attended
four (4) complaints of loud parties. One person was fined under the by-law and the others received warnings.

The Eastern Traffic Services Unit apprehended (23) year old Antigonish man for impaired driving on College Street early Sunday morning. He was held in custody overnight and released on charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood. He will appear in court at a later date.

Six people were lodged in custody.

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

Antigonish RCMP apprehend two Impaired Drivers over the weekend and issue multiple Liquor tickets

Posted on September 14, 2015

Police arrested a 42 year old Havre Boucher man Friday night after he attempted to evade a police checkpoint in the community. He faces charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood. He will appear in court on November 25, 2015.

A 21 year old Antigonish man was arrested for impaired driving early Saturday morning after he was stopped by police on Fairview Street. He faces charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood. He will appear in court on November 25, 2015.

Police issued twenty-seven (27) Liquor Control Act tickets with fines of $467.50. All subjects charged ranged in from 18-21 years of age. Twelve (12) people were lodged in cells.

Police have issued (38) Liquor Control Act tickets in September all but two (2) were for open liquor in public.

Antigonish RCMP apprehend two Impaired Drivers over the weekend, serve Liquor tickets and respond to noise complaints

Posted on September 8, 2015

Police arrested a 42 year old Colchester County man Saturday afternoon after he ran into the back of another vehicle on highway 104 in James River. He faces charges of impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood. He will appear in court on November 18, 2015.

A 29 year old Inverness County man was arrested for impaired driving early Sunday morning after he was stopped by police on College Street. While being arrested the man tried to escape. He was apprehended and escorted to the RCMP detachment to provide samples of his breath. He faces charges of impaired driving, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mgs/100 ml of blood, resisting arrest and driving while suspended. He will appear in court on November 25, 2015.

Police issued fourteen (14) Liquor Control Act tickets and responded to eight (8) Noise complaints within the town over the weekend.

Nine (9) checkpoints were conducted and eight (8) people were lodged in cells the majority for intoxicated in public.

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