Nova Scotia RCMP arrest 17 alleged impaired drivers during one day of checkpoints

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Friday was checkpoint day and Nova Scotia RCMP checked more than 7,500 vehicles around the province and charged 17 people with impaired driving.

The targeted effort June 27 was in support of the force's "National Impaired Driving Enforcement Strategy."

Launched in late 2013, the strategy aims to increase efforts to end drinking and driving and drug impaired driving through proactive education and enforcement campaigns.

In addition to the 17 drivers charged with impairment by alcohol, 11 other driver were given roadside suspensions, the RCMP said July 2.

"Every day we do what we can to help ensure people can get home safe to their families. That is why we will continue to aggressively focus on those who drive impaired by alcohol or drugs," said Const. Mark Skinner with  Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services.



Organizations: RCMP, Nova Scotia RCMP Traffic Services

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Recent comments

  • Chris
    July 07, 2014 - 21:25

    How pathetic that this commentary by RA and Ron has been permitted. This newspaper has some explaining to do!

  • Phyl
    July 05, 2014 - 13:15

    What a commentary from RA and Ron. So, as opposed to supporting taking impaired drivers off of our roads, you make this a"bad boy RCMP" story. Unbelievable, but not surprising. First, RA. If you believe and have proof of such activity, there are avenues to pursue it further. The rest of your dialogue is "so old" and my question is: What are/have you doing/done about it? Never mind, we already know. Ron, your comment smacks of support for impaired driving, whether by drugs, or alcohol and shows a blatant disregard for human life. I wonder what your view would be if an impaired driver caused grief for you? If you believe the RCMP are "out of control" for stopping impaired drivers, you need help! Both of you need to "Grow up!"

  • RA
    July 02, 2014 - 17:16

    If the public could set up a roadside check where the police are having their summer parties, I'm sure we would be charging a lot of them. The only time a police person is charged with impaired driving is usually after they have been in an accident, and it can no longer be covered up.

    • Ron whynot
      July 03, 2014 - 19:06

      Seems like the rcmp have nothing else better to do The RCMP are out of control in Nova Scotia