December 5, 2012, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) . . . HRM Partners in Policing release impaired driving statistics from the month of November.RCMP/Halifax Regional Police charged 62 drivers with Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle in November 2012. Eighteen drivers were issued a seven day suspension. Of the sixty-two charged with impaired driving, 49 were male and 13 were female, and ages ranged from 16 to 73 years of age.Eight of the drivers were identified by police at motor vehicle collisions. Officers continued to be vigilant and detected 33 impaired drivers at traffic stops. Members of the public concerned for road safety alerted police to 25 impaired drivers.
Officers were able to detect and charge persons at a wide range of BAC's from 110-290 mg%. Twenty-three of the charged persons were more than two times the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood, and three others were more than three times the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. Eleven of the charged persons refused to provide samples and were charged with the offence of refusal. A blood warrant was obtained for one of the charge files.During "Operation Christmas", police will continue to target Impaired Driving throughout HRM to ensure that drivers on our roadways are sober and educated on the dangers of drinking and driving. HRM Partners in Policing encourage citizens to keep our roads safe by calling 911 if you believe someone is driving while impaired.