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

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Published on July 2, 2014
Another busy week for Annapolis RCMP
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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.