Antigonish RCMP ramp up checkpoints

Posted on December 6, 2013

Antigonish, Nova Scotia, December 6, 2013….RCMP officers in Antigonish will be out in force this weekend conducting checkpoints across Antigonish County in support of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.
As part of National Safe Driving Week the RCMP is conducting a coordinated impaired driving enforcement campaign across the country and have designated this Saturday, December 7, 2013, as National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, the RCMP will have a strong presence on our roadways checking to see if motorists are driving in a safe and sober manner.
“There will be an increase in checkpoints this weekend and throughout the year as RCMP in Nova Scotia increase our efforts to identify and apprehend drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs,” says Sgt Brian REHILL of Antigonish RCMP detachment. “The consequences of driving impaired are significant. You are making the choice to place your life in danger and choosing to put the lives of others in danger. We also ask passengers of impaired drivers to have the courage to say no, refrain from getting into the vehicle and call police.”
Citizens who spot a suspected impaired driver are encouraged to call 911 and report the location where the vehicle is travelling, description of the driver and/or vehicle, and license plate information. By providing this information it will assist police efforts to locate the driver.
Contact person:
Name: B.J. REHILL, Sgt
Antigonish RCMP Detachment
Office: 902-863-6500


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