Impaired Driving charges pending against Antigonish County resident . . .

Posted on February 29, 2016

Antigonish, Nova Scotia, February 29, 2016 . . . Impaired Driving charges are pending against an Antigonish County resident after a motor vehicle stop on Highway 104.

On February 29, 2016, an RCMP Antigonish Detachment Officer initiated a traffic stop during which he observed the driver exhibiting signs of intoxication. Investigation resulted in a 19 year old male resident of Antigonish County being arrested for Impaired Driving.

The male was transported to the RCMP Antigonish Detachment for further investigation, including obtaining breath samples to determine the blood alcohol concentration of the driver. At the conclusion of the investigation, the male provided breath samples that indicated a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit of 80mg%.

The male was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on April 20, 2016.

The RCMP are committed to improving road safety by increasing enforcement action against impaired drivers, however, this can not be possible without the support from members of the public. Citizens are asked to call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers, as driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs is considered a police emergency.

Impaired Driving charges pending against Antigonish County residents . . .

Posted on February 22, 2016

Antigonish, Nova Scotia, February 22, 2016 . . . Impaired Driving charges are pending against two Antigonish County residents after reports were received from the public.

On February 19, 2016, RCMP Antigonish Detachment Officers responded to a report of a possible impaired driver in St. Andrew’s, Nova Scotia. RCMP attended the scene and initiated an investigation, which resulted in a 53 year old male resident of Antigonish County being arrested for Impaired Driving. The male provided breath samples over three times the legal limit. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on April 20, 2016.

Again on February 19, 2016, RCMP Antigonish Detachment Officers responded to a report of a possible impaired driver driving dangerously in Havre Boucher, Nova Scotia. RCMP attended the scene and initiated an investigation, which resulted in a 19 year old male resident of Antigonish County being arrested for Impaired Driving. During his arrest the male threatened attending officers. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on April 27, 2016 on charges of impaired driving, refusing to provide breath samples, and uttering threats.

The RCMP are committed to improving road safety by increasing enforcement action against impaired drivers, however, this can not be possible without the support from members of the public. Citizens are asked to call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers, as driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs is considered a police emergency.

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Cst. D. PRASAD
Investigator

Cpl. Shannon FEAR
a/Ops. NCO

Antigonish District RCMP warn citizens of scams

Posted on February 1, 2016

February 1st, 2016, Antigonish, Nova Scotia . . . Antigonish District RCMP are reminding the public to be aware of common criminal scams.

Some of the more common scams targeting seniors in Nova Scotia include:

• The Emergency Grand Parent Scam where a caller claims to be a family member or a close friend and advises the potential victim about an urgent situation that requires immediate funds.
• The Prize Scam involves a scammer contacting the potential victim by phone or email and advising them that they are the winner of a large lottery or sweepstakes. Prior to receiving any winnings, the consumer must first pay an up-front fee. No winnings are ever received.
• The Bank Inspector Scam occurs when suspect(s) make contact with the potential victim by phone advising that they require assistance to catch a bank employee that has been stealing money. The scammer instructs the individual to make a cash withdrawal from their bank account, place the money in an envelope and meet the ‘investigator’ at a designated location to turn over the money.

For more information on these scams and tips to protect yourself, please visit http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/scams-fraudes/index-eng.htm or http://www.novascotia.ca/snsmr/access/individuals/consumer-awareness/consumer-alerts/scammed.asp.

The best way to protect you and your family is to know how to recognize these scams.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim of fraud please contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.

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Contact person:

Cpl. Shannon Fear
Antigonish District RCMP
Office: (902) 863-6500
shannon.fear@rcmp-grc.gc.ca