Police charge two people for impaired driving



Halifax Regional Police has charged two people for impaired driving in the Halifax region on Monday.

On July 31 at approximately 4:50 p.m., Central Division patrol officers were on scene of an overturned vehicle at the Windsor Street exchange when they were approached by a person who advised a vehicle had just hit their vehicle. Officers observed the suspect vehicle and attempted to pull it over. The driver continued driving for a short distance before coming to a stop. Officers noted the driver to be intoxicated, and after a brief struggle, placed him under arrest.

Shawn David Elliott, 51, was scheduled to appear in Halifax provincial court yesterday to face charges of:

  • Driving a conveyance while impaired
  • Operating a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg%
  • Failure to stop at a collision
  • Flight from peace officer
  • Resisting arrest

Later that evening at approximately 10 p.m., East Division patrol officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a parked vehicle in the 0-100 block of Raymoor Drive in Dartmouth. Officers observed the driver to be intoxicated and placed her under arrest. The driver assaulted an officer while being arrested.    

A 27-year-old woman will appear in Dartmouth provincial court at a later date to face charges of:

  • Driving a conveyance while impaired
  • Driving while prohibited
  • Resist arrest
  • Assaulting a police officer
  • Refusing to provide a breath sample

Police remind people to call 911 immediately if they see a potential impaired driver. Give the call taker your location along with a description of the vehicle, including the licence plate number, colour, make and model, the direction of travel for the vehicle and a description of the driver.