Speeding motorist results in impaired driving charges

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ADDINGTON FORKS – A man has been charged with impaired driving after being stopped for speeding.

Nova Scotia RCMP’s Eastern Traffic Services stopped a vehicle for speeding after it was clocked at 143 km/hr as it passed a unmarked police vehicle. This occurred on Hwy. 104 in Addington Forks at 4:40 p.m. on March 31.

The 26-year-old driver of Tangier was charged with impaired driving, driving with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg pr cent and driving while disqualified. He was remanded into custody and was to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court.

The RCMP would like to remind drivers that any time you suspect a driver is impaired, call 911 and report it.

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