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RCMP concerned with increase in impaired drivers

AMHERST - An increase in the number of collisions involving alcohol and young people has RCMP in Cumberland growing increasingly concerned.

“During a one-week period we had three collisions that are under investigation that involved young people under the age of 19 and alcohol is suspected,” Const. Dal Hutchinson said Monday.

“It’s a trend that’s becoming very disturbing for law enforcement agencies such as ours.”

In another case that just occurred, Hutchinson said an 18-year-old newly licensed driver was stopped during a routine traffic stop and found to have alcohol in his system and open liquor and drugs in his vehicle.

People already lining up at start line for Cross Border 10k Challenge

AMHERST - Imaginations were sparked last year by the experiment of running across the border from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia as 182 runners took part in the inaugural Cross Border 10k Challenge.

Interest in the second edition of the 10k Challenge has become an explosion.

“Last year we had 182 runners,” 10k Challenge coordinator Paul Giroux said. “This year we expect 400-600 in the 10k events.”

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: AMHERST, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

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