Colchester RCMP?keeping impaired drivers off the road

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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BIBLE HILL - A 31-year-old Truro man is facing impaired driving charges after being pulled over Thursday afternoon with his two young children in the vehicle.
Colchester County RCMP Sgt. Al Affleck said the man was pulled over on Main Street in Bible Hill around 3 p.m. for operating an unregistered vehicle. The man had his 18-month-old and six-year-old children in the vehicle.
Affleck said the man blew around .2 on the breathalyzer, more than twice the legal limit.
He has been charged with impaired driving and also operating an unregistered vehicle and is scheduled to appear in Truro provincial court in April.
The man was one of eight people stopped by the Colchester RCMP from Thursday to Sunday for impaired driving. Four others were issued 24-hour suspensions for having blood-alcohol readings between .05 and .08.
Five of the motorists were picked up between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Saturday after being stopped at various police checkpoints.
Hundreds of vehicles were stopped during the weekend by the Mounties and fines were issued for speeding, no seatbelt and using a cellphone. Two of the people were also arrested for impaired driving.
"Safe roads mean safe communities. The RCMP want people to slow down, stay off your cellphone, wearing your seatbelt and don't drink and drive," Affleck said. "We will catch you."
It is the second weekend in a row the RCMP has handed out a handful of impaired charges. Two weeks ago, the Mounties handed out seven charges for impaired.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Truro, Bible Hill

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Recent comments

  • Gordon McDonald
    January 31, 2012 - 10:49

    If you are stupid enough to drink/drug and drive then you deserve what you get if you get caught. Personally i think a first offense for impaired driving should be a mandatory 6 months in jail. That's 6 months that the roads are safe from them. Do it again and get 1 year. 3rd time and its prison for 5 years. Your thinking that is cruel and stupid. No its not, if you consider that one of these stupid drinking/drug driving people will seriously injure or kill someone else. Maybe that someone is your wife/husband or son/daughter. Think about it !

  • Lisa
    November 22, 2011 - 17:48

    Neil... Your statement is not true! I know of a few people who on a first offence with just above the legal limit have lost their license and they dont care if that is where you earn your income from driving ect. the people that i know have all lost their DL for 2 years plus a fine. and tell me how are those people soposed to pay a fine if they no longer have a job because their job was driving, They can't get their DL back until the fines are paid and mind you thier fines are over 1200.00 I am not sticking up for them as they should have known not to drink and drive but the concqueces are huge, and you put it off as they get a slap on the wrist. and may i remind you these are first time offenders.

  • R
    March 01, 2010 - 14:40

    Why cant people understand its not safe to look after your children let alone take them in a car when Drinking or Drugs.
    Puting everyone in Danger of maybe hurting or worse.
    If You love the people around you.DONT Drink & Drive. Or Drugs.

  • Jeff
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Throw the book at all of them. They should lose license for 5 years, huge fine and jail time! There is no excuse for drunk driving, especially with kids in the car!

    • neil campbell
      July 06, 2010 - 16:30

      even if you let the police now who's drinking and driving or doping and driving, they still do nothing. they get a fine and house arrest and just keep on truckin