Six daytime impaired drivers arrested in eight days

ANTIGONISH: Nova Scotia RCMP’s Northeast Traffic Services 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The RCMP can be contacted anywhere in Nova Scotia by calling 1-800-803-RCMP (7267). For emergencies, call 911.

“Impaired driving is a serious risk to all users of our roads,” an RCMP press release stated. “If another driver’s behaviour causes you concern, contact the police and a patrol will be made.”