Lower Burlington man charged with impaired driving after crashing vehicle
Two impaired motorists caught in less than 24 hours in Lunenburg County
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.