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Pictou RCMP arrest three impaired drivers in 11 hours

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Pictou District RCMP arrested three impaired drivers between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on August 3.

  • At 9:10 a.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the MacLellans Brook area. Police located the driver, a 24-year-old man from Pictou County, who was arrested for impaired operation of a conveyance. He provided breath samples which were twice the legal limit of 80 mg%. He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on Sept 23.
  • At 4:32 p.m., the RCMP responded to a complaint of an ATV collision which occurred on the Trenton Connector in Mount William. When police arrived at the scene, they found it involved a single ATV and the operator and passenger, both from Pictou County, were being transported to the Aberdeen Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver, a 36-year-old man, was showing signs of impairment. He provided a blood sample and the matter remains under investigation.
  • At 7:55 p.m., RCMP members were on patrol in the town of Pictou when police conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle, due to several vehicle defects. Police noted signs of impairment and arrested the 28-year-old driver from Pictou County for impaired operation of a conveyance. He provided breath samples that were twice the legal limit. He was later released and is scheduled to appear in Pictou Provincial Court on Sept 30.

The RCMP encourages the motoring public to report possible impaired drivers. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies and contact the RCMP anywhere in Nova Scotia for routine calls at 1-800-803-RCMP (7267).