RCMP ramping up checkpoints for impaired drivers

Greg Bennett
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RCMP officers from Shelburne and Barrington Detachments were out in force on the weekend conducting checkpoints throughout the County in support of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day.

As part of National Safe Driving Week the RCMP conducted a coordinated impaired driving enforcement campaign across the country and designated this Saturday, Dec. 7, as National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. As Nova Scotia’s Provincial Police, the RCMP had a strong presence on roadways checking to see if motorists are driving in a safe and sober manner.

“There will be an increase in checkpoints this weekend and throughout the year as RCMP in Nova Scotia increase our efforts to identify and apprehend drivers impaired by alcohol and drugs,” says Cpl. Nancy Mason from Shelburne RCMP detachment. “The consequences of driving impaired are significant. You are making the choice to place your life in danger and choosing to put the lives of others in danger. We also ask passengers of impaired drivers to have the courage to say no, refrain from getting into the vehicle and call police.”

RCMP ask citizens who spot a suspected impaired driver to call 911 and report the location where the vehicle is travelling, description of the driver and/or vehicle, and license plate information.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Shelburne

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