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Two arrests made for driving impaired over the weekend

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New Glasgow Regional Police charged two impaired drivers over the weekend in New Glasgow.

On November 21, at 7:05 a.m. New Glasgow Regional Police with assistance from New Glasgow Fire Department and Emergency Health Services, responded to a 9-1-1 call of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Nelson Street and McColl Street. The-47-year old female driver of a black Toyota Echo collided with a 53-year-old female driver of a white Dodge pickup. Both drivers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

The 47-year-old was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, Motor Vehicle Act charge for a newly license driver failing to comply with provisions with no alcohol, failing to yield to vVehicle already in Intersection and failing to display number plates for current registration year. She was later released under strict conditions and will appear in court at a later date.

On November 22, at 8:45 a.m. New Glasgow Regional Police while on routine patrol conducted a motor vehicle check of a vehicle that was travelling in the wrong direction on MacLean Street, New Glasgow. The 19-year-old male driver showed signs of impairment and was transported to New Glasgow Regional Police for breath samples and later released with conditions. He is facing charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, motor vehicle charge for a newly license driver failing to comply with provisions with no alcohol and charged under the Liquor Control Act for illegal possession of alcohol.  He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Pictou at a later date.

Police remind the public that if you suspect an impaired driver you can call 9-1-1. Police will ask for the following information:

  • license plate number
  • make-model of vehicle
  • description of driver
  • location of vehicle
  • direction of travel