Impaired driver arrested at RCMP detachment

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ANTIGONISH – A 27-year-old man from Roachville has been charged with impaired driving related offences after he drove to the RCMP detachment hoping to release a friend who was in police custody.

Just before 5 p.m. on March 13, RCMP located the intoxicated man at the Antigonish District RCMP detachment. The investigation determined the heavily intoxicated man was driving his 2008 Pontiac Wave when he arrived at the detachment. As well, he was on conditions not to consume alcohol.

As a result, Michael Taylor Pinkham has been charged with the following offences:

  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • Operating a motor vehicle over the legal limit
  • Two counts of failure to comply with an undertaking
  • public intoxication

He was remanded in to custody. He appeared in Antigonish Provincial Court on March 14 where he was released. He is scheduled to appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on April 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Antigonish District RCMP is committed to improving road safety in  communities through an ongoing effort to remove impaired drivers from the road. If you suspect a driver is impaired, you are urged to call 911.