**** RCMP Media Release
RCMP arrest impaired driver on ATV with child passenger
A 33-year-old man from Kingston faces impaired driving charges after police responded to an ATV collision on Main St. in Kingston. A child was passenger on the ATV.
On August 14, at 3:40 p.m., Kings District RCMP received a call of an ATV roll over on Main St. Upon arrival, members located the driver and a child nearby. The driver showed signs of impairment, failed a roadside screening test and was arrested. The child was treated by EHS for non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken to Kingston RCMP Detachment, where he provided samples of his breath.
The driver was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Kentville Provincial Court on November 26 at 9:30 a.m. to face charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance, Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg% and Impaired Operation of a Conveyance Causing Bodily Harm.
If you drive impaired, you put yourself and others at risk. There is always an alternative to driving while impaired. The RCMP wants to encourage everyone to report suspected impaired drivers. The RCMP can be contacted anywhere in Nova Scotia by calling 1-800-803-RCMP. If it is an emergency, call 911, and be prepared to provide the following information about the vehicle and/or the driver:
- license plate number
- make and model of the vehicle
- description of the driver
- location of the vehicle and direction of travel
The investigation is ongoing.