Lower Burling­ton man charged with im­paired driv­ing af­ter crash­ing ve­hi­cle

Two im­paired mo­torists caught in less than 24 hours in Lunen­burg County

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Shortly be­fore 1 a.m. on Oct. 20, mem­bers of the Lunen­burg District RCMP were con­duct­ing a traf­fic checkpoint in Western Shore.

A 39-year-old man from Hal­i­fax was stopped at the checkpoint and was given a road­side screen­ing de­vice test when po­lice noted he was show­ing signs of be­ing im­paired by al­co­hol. He was is­sued a seven-day driv­ing sus­pen­sion due to his blood al­co­hol level.

Later that evening, near 10:30 p.m., two peo­ple were leav­ing a func­tion in Ma­hone Bay and ac­ci­den­tally drove their ve­hi­cle into a river.

The 29-year-old driver, a man from Lower Burling­ton, was taken to hospi­tal for treat­ment of mi­nor in­juries, then ar­rested for im­paired driv­ing. He was taken to the Cookville RCMP de­tach­ment for a breath test. He was re­leased from cus­tody later that evening and is fac­ing charges of im­paired driv­ing and driv­ing with a blood al­co­hol con­cen­tra­tion of more than 80 mg of al­co­hol in 100 ml of blood.

He is sched­uled to ap­pear in Bridge­wa­ter provin­cial court on Jan. 9, 2019.

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