Va­ca­tion­ing po­lice of­fi­cers help nab drunk driv­ing sus­pect

Cape Breton Post - - News | Cape Breton/Province -

Va­ca­tion­ing po­lice of­fi­cers from On­tario and Nova Sco­tia sprung into ac­tion to stop an al­leged drunk driver in­volved in a hit-and-run.

Po­lice say the driver was spot­ted by two off-duty of­fi­cers — from Nova Sco­tia RCMP and On­tario’s Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice Ser­vice — as well as an aux­il­iary Toronto po­lice con­sta­ble around noon Wed­nes­day near Liver­pool.

RCMP said a green Chevy Cav­a­lier had been seen driv­ing er­rat­i­cally in the Hunt’s Point area, cross­ing the cen­tre line and sideswip­ing an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle, be­fore con­tin­u­ing to a lo­cal re­sort. The po­lice of­fi­cers, all un­known to each other be­fore­hand but va­ca­tion­ing at the re­sort, thought the driver ap­peared to be un­con­scious.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Derek Smith said the Moun­tie was able to en­ter the mov­ing ve­hi­cle and put it into park. Smith said the Chevy wasn’t go­ing very fast, but it was “still ob­vi­ously a tricky sit­u­a­tion.’’

The po­lice trio then ar­rested the driver.

A 46-year-old Liver­pool man is charged with drunk driv­ing, fail­ing to re­main at a crash scene, driv­ing with a re­voked li­cence and driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance.

He will ap­pear in Bridge­wa­ter pro­vin­cial court on Sept. 13.

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