Day drinkers nabbed by RCMP

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ANTIGONISH – Six daytime impaired drivers were arrested in eight days here.

Nova Scotia RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services has arrested six impaired drivers since January 19. Members of the Traffic Unit, which covers Antigonish, Pictou, and Guysborough Counties, have identified these drivers through a variety of methods, including traffic stops, check stops, and 911 calls from the public. Five drug-impaired drivers and one alcohol-impaired driver were arrested, all during daylight hours between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.:

·       January 19 at 11 a.m. in Pleasant Valley, a 61-year-old man from Pictou, arrested for drug-impaired driving

·       January 23 at 12 p.m. in Kemptown, a 49-year-old man from Port Hood, arrested for alcohol-impaired driving

·       January 24 at 1:45 p.m. in Antigonish, a 38-year-old woman from Antigonish County, arrested for drug-impaired driving

·       January 26 at 9:04 a.m. in Sutherland’s River, a 60-year-old man from Pictou County, arrested for drug-impaired driving

·       January 26 at 2:07 p.m. in Lyons Brook, a 54-year-old man from Pictou County, arrested for drug-impaired driving

·       January 27 at 11:40 a.m. in Chance Harbour, a 26-year-old man from Pictou County, arrested for drug-impaired driving

Impaired driving is a serious risk to all users of our roads. If another driver’s behaviour causes you concern, contact the police and a patrol will be made. The RCMP can be contacted anywhere in Nova Scotia by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). For emergencies, call 911.