A man faces an impaired driving charge after a call from a concerned citizen last evening in Dartmouth.
At 8:45 p.m., police received a call from a witness who observed a vehicle driving while missing a front tire on Highway 111 near Mic Mac Boulevard. The witness followed the vehicle and updated responding officers with its location before losing sight of it near Burnside Drive. An officer observed the vehicle travelling over the MacKay Bridge towards Halifax and stopped the vehicle at the Windsor Street Exchange. A 28-year-old male driver was arrested for impaired driving and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on January 26, 2016.
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. HRP/RCMP 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.