A man faces impaired driving charges after a crash yesterday in Dartmouth.
At 4:40 p.m., police responded to a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Windmill Road and Mott Street. A vehicle travelling east on Windmill Road was struck by a vehicle turning from Mott Street onto Windmill Road. Both vehicles sustained moderate damages but neither driver was injured. The man driving the vehicle coming from Mott Street was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle and later provided breath samples that were three times the legal limit.
The 49-year-old Dartmouth man was held in custody overnight and released this morning. He 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.