**** RCMP Media Release
Three impaired drivers caught in eight hours
Antigonish District RCMP has arrested three impaired drivers this past weekend, all within just over eight hours.
The three incidents occurred between 4 p.m. on March 6 and shortly after midnight on March 7:
- March 6, 4 p.m.: Antigonish RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy. 7 in Lochaber. The driver was taken to hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries. Police arrested the 29-year old driver from Caledonia, NS for alcohol-impaired operation of a conveyance. The driver supplied a blood sample. He is facing of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Operating a Conveyance with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg%.
- March 6, 11:30 p.m.: A member of Antigonish District RCMP on patrol in Frasers Mills stopped an oncoming vehicle because the driver failed to dim the headlights. The 30-year-old male driver from Ashdale, Antigonish County, NS was suspected of driving while impaired by alcohol. He refused the road side screening device demand, and was arrested. The female passenger began to interfere and she was also arrested. Both were transported to Antigonish RCMP Detachment and lodged in cells for the night. The driver is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Conveyance and Refusal of a Roadside Screening Device Demand, and the passenger is facing a charge of Obstruction. Both are scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on April 29.
- March 7, just after midnight, Antigonish RCMP responded to a report of possible impaired driver leaving St. FX University. A patrol was made, and police located a man sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, with open liquor inside and the vehicle running. The 56-year-old driver from Antigonish, NS was arrested for Impaired Care and Control and was transported to Antigonish RCMP Detachment. He provided breath samples and is facing charges of Impaired Care and Control of a Conveyance and Care and Control of a Conveyance With A Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80mg%. He was released and is scheduled to attend Antigonish Provincial Court on April 15.
The RCMP continues to thank callers who report impaired drivers to police.