RCMP Eastern Traffic Services arrest two drivers for impaired driving

Posted on January 23, 2018

In less than five hours, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services arrest two drivers for impaired driving

January 22, 2018, Antigonish, Nova Scotia… In less than five hours, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services arrested two drivers for impaired driving.

Just before 11:30 a.m. on January 21, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services clocked a vehicle travelling at 126 km/h, 26 km/hr over the posted speed limit, on Highway 104 in Sutherlands River. The driver, a 75-year-old man from Margaree Harbour, is facing charges for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Over the Legal Limit. He has been released and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on January 21, RCMP Eastern Traffic Services stopped an All-Terrain Vehicle travelling on the Brierly Brook Rd. in Brierly Brook. As a result, a 53-year-old man from Antigonish, is facing charges for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Over the Legal Limit. He has been released and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Impaired driving is a major cause of serious injury and fatal collisions on our roads. Road safety is a priority for the RCMP and drivers are reminded to make it their priority as well. If you suspect a driver is impaired, call 911.

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Contact person:

Cpl. Shannon Fear

RCMP Eastern Traffic Services

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Office: (902) 863-6500

shannon.fear@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Two Suspicious House Fires in Five Days

Posted on January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia . . . In the early hours of Monday, January 8 and Friday, January 12, Antigonish District RCMP, along with Tracadie Volunteer Fire Department and Havre Boucher Volunteer Fire Department, responded to 2 separate house fires. The homes were abandoned and neither had power or a heat source. Both homes were fully engulfed when fire fighters arrived on scene and were complete losses. No-one was injured in either instance.

Property owners are asked to regularly check abandoned properties to ensure they are secure, and to report suspicious activity to police.

Antigonish District RCMP is investigating the matter, with assistance from the Nova Scotia Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Antigonish District RCMP at 902 863-6500. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can also contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or submit tips by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash award.