<strong>Shelburne RCMP charge man with driving while impaired by drug</strong>

Greg Bennett gbennett@thecoastguard.ca
Published on February 21, 2014

Shelburne RCMP arrested a local man for impaired driving by a drug early Friday morning.

At approximately 1 a.m. Shelburne County Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU), members with assistance from Shelburne Detachment RCMP, located and arrested a Shelburne resident.  The man was taken to Shelburne Detachment where a local RCMP officer qualified as a drug recognition expert continued the investigation.  A small quantity of marijuana was also located and seized from the man's vehicle.

"Impaired driving, by a drug or alcohol, continues to be one of the leading causes of serious injury and fatal collisions on Nova Scotia’s roadways" says Sgt Ben Parry, Commander of the Shelburne Detachment. 

The 24-year-old man was later released and is scheduled to appear in Shelburne Provincial Court on May 29. He is facing charges of Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle while Impaired by drug and Possession of Marihuana. The investigation is continuing.