Nova Scotia RCMP charged five drivers with impaired driving and issued 13 roadside suspensions on Dec. 2, as a result of 150 National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day checkpoints across the province. RCMP confirmed one of those suspensions happened in the Tri-County region.
Nova Scotia RCMP said the effort was part of the ongoing effort to remove impaired drivers from the road.
"We're on the roads day and night in communities across Nova Scotia," says Staff Sgt. Jeff West of the Nova Scotia RCMP. "This … is one of the targeted initiatives we do throughout the year."
The 13 people issued driving suspensions had a blood alcohol count of 50 mg to 80mg. Four of the five charged with impaired driving were impaired by alcohol and one was impaired by drugs.
The RCMP ask that if anyone suspects another driver is driving impaired and if they are an immediate threat to public safety, call 911. If it's safe to do so, please also make a note of the following information, to help police respond:
- license plate number
- make and model of the vehicle
- description of the driver
- location of the vehicle and direction of travel
Nova Scotia RCMP will continue to hold checkpoints throughout December and through the holidays, into the new year.