Tidnish drivers face impaired, stunting charges

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Two drivers in Tidnish are facing charges after a pair of traffic stops on Wednesday night in the community.

TIDNISH – Cumberland District RCMP have charged a 52-year-old man with impaired driving and refusing the breathalyzer after responding to a 911 call for a possible impaired driver in Tidnish on Wednesday.

The man will appear in court on Aug. 19.

In a separate incident, also in Tidnish, officers charged a 17-year-old male with stunting under the Motor Vehicle Act after he was clocked driving 135 km/h in an 80 km/h zone.

He has been suspended from driving for one week and faces a fine of $2,412 upon conviction. As well six points will be assigned to his driving record.

He has also been suspended from operating a motor vehicle as he had alcohol in his system. There is zero tolerance for alcohol for any person with an N designation on their licence.

In a news release, police said aggressive driving is a leading cause of destructive decisions on our roadways. When alcohol is added to aggressive driving the results can be life changing, for you or someone else.

Police are asking anyone with information about this type of activity to contact any RCMP office, local police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Organizations: RCMP, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Tidnish

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