Mounties targeting impaired drivers

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Corporal Tim MacDonald and Sheila McGuirk of MADD, give a red ribbon to local drivers on Monday, Nov. 19. 

The Mounties in Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties are looking to keep impaired drivers off the road this Christmas.

Last weekend they were out and conducting checkpoints all over southwestern Nova Scotia.

A male driver in Shelburne County tried to avoid police. The RCMP caught him, charged him with operating a motor vehicle with no insurance or registration.  They also seized the vehicle after he failed a roadside test for consuming alcohol. 

The RCMP charged another driver in Shelburne County with having open liquor in his vehicle and possession of a small quantity of drugs.

In Yarmouth County, police arrested a male driver on Hardscratch Road after receiving a call from a concerned motorist.

They didn’t catch anyone in Digby County but the RCMP teamed up with the Digby Chapter of MADD on Friday night, Dec. 14 to conduct a checkpoint near Highway 101 in Conway. Members and volunteers worked together to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving.

The RCMP and MADD would like to encourage motorists in the Tri-County area to plan ahead for the holiday season.

Police will continue to target impaired driving to ensure that drivers on our roadways are sober and educated on the dangers of drinking and driving.

The RCMP also encourage citizens to call 911 if you believe someone is driving while impaired.

Organizations: RCMP, MADD

Geographic location: Shelburne County, Digby County, Yarmouth County Southwestern Nova Scotia Hardscratch Road Conway Tri-County

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  • eric
    December 21, 2012 - 22:00

    so they warn the impaired drivers that they'll be out enforcing the law,so the impaired drivers stay off the road and they don't catch many ...so it looks like the RCMP are doing their job and impaired driving is on the decline lol..so everyones a winner the drunk drivers and the RCMP....if they really want to catch impaired drivers they can come to danvers any weekend and catch a few..but then that might involve effort.