A man faces charges of impaired driving after a call from a concerned citizen this morning in Dartmouth.
At 9:59 a.m., police received a call from a witness who observed a vehicle driving erratically on Kiltearn Row in Dartmouth Crossing. The witness followed the vehicle and updated responding officers with its location. Officers stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Lancaster Drive and Sea King Drive and arrested the 33-year-old male driver for impaired driving. The man later provided a breath sample that was more than four times in excess of the legal limit.
The man faces charges of impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level that exceeds the legal limit. He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court at a later date.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs puts everyone in danger. In December 2009, MADD Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia launched Campaign 911 which encourages people to call police with information on suspected impaired drivers. HRM Partners in Policing continue to be encouraged by the number of citizens helping to play a role in community safety. If you have information on a drunk driver, please call 911.