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


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