Citizen helps RCMP catch impaired driver

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The Mounties always get their man, they say but sometimes it’s with the help of ordinary citizens.

Early Sunday morning, Dec. 22 at approximately 2:20 a.m., RCMP Western Traffic Services responded to a 911 call on Highway 101, near exit 34 in Hebron, Yarmouth County. The 911 caller had been involved in a minor collision with another vehicle.

The other vehicle however failed to stop, and the caller followed until the vehicle eventually stopped on Highway 101. When the caller approached the vehicle he immediately realized the driver was intoxicated and called 911.  The caller stayed with the vehicle until RCMP arrived a short time later and arrested the driver. 

RCMP charged a 35-year-old Pubnico man with Impaired Driving and Impaired Driving While Over the Legal Limit. He is scheduled to appear in Yarmouth Court on Jan. 28.

RCMP encourage 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. By providing this information it will assist the likelihood of police being able to locate the driver. 

 

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Hebron, Yarmouth County, Pubnico

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  • doesn't matter
    January 04, 2014 - 20:46

    Can't catch impaired drivers when people are always posting road checks on facebook. Maybe that should be illegal too.