RCMP arrest three drivers with impaired driving in Yarmouth

February 22, 2024
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

News release

RCMP Southwest Traffic Services, along with Yarmouth Town RCMP, arrest three drivers for impaired driving in Yarmouth.

On February 17-18, RCMP Southwest Traffic Services and Yarmouth Town RCMP completed three vehicle check points and traffic enforcement in various areas of Yarmouth Town; resulting in over 105 vehicle contacts.

Yarmouth Town RCMP received 16 complaints of impaired driving in January. The following enforcement actions were taken as a result:

  • 3 check points conducted; over 105 vehicle contacts
  • 40 drivers were checked for sobriety at random
  • 36 Approved Screening Device (ASD) sobriety tests were conducted
  • 3 drivers were arrested for Impaired Operation of a Conveyance by Alcohol
  • 2 drivers issued driving suspensions for Operating a Conveyance While Having Consumed Alcohol
  • 3 drivers were issued summary offence tickets for other traffic offences; open liquor, revoked drivers licence and expired licence plate.

Road safety is a priority for the Nova Scotia RCMP and we continue to encourage the public to call 911 if you suspect impaired driving. It might just save a life.


Contact information

Cpl. Earl Hutchinson
RCMP Southwest Traffic Services
Nova Scotia RCMP

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