Halifax Today
June 4, 2019

Two men have been charged with impaired driving in separate incidents after 911 calls reported erratic drivers southbound on Highway 102 in Hants County.

The first came in at 6:45 p.m. last Wednesday, when a caller says a pickup truck nearly hit their car as it was driving erratically at inconsistent speeds.

RCMP found the suspect vehicle parked on the side of the highway near Shubenacadie and say the driver was slumped over the wheel.

Officers say the Halifax man showed signs of being under the influence of drugs.

The say when the 62-year-old failed the Standardized Field Sobriety Test and the Drug Recognition Expert test, he was charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by a drug, driving without a valid safety inspection sticker, driving a motor vehicle without insurance, operating an unregistered vehicle and driving with a suspended licence.

The second incident happened around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

A witness called 911 to report a car near Enfield swerving all over the road at various speeds.

An RCMP officer also spotted the car and pulled the driver over.

The officer says the driver was staggering and showing other signs of alcohol impairment.

Mounties say is breath test indicated his blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit.

The 55-year-old Dartmouth man has been charged with impaired operation of a conveyance by alcohol and driving a conveyance with a blood alcohol concentration over 80 mg%.