Man charged with impaired driving while en route to pick up kids at school

Philip Croucher, Metro Halifax
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PICTOU COUNTY - A 47-year-old man has been charged with impaired driving and stunting - offences that allegedly happened as he was on his way to pick up his children from school.

The RCMP say the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. in Pictou County. He was first stopped for stunting after being clocked for driving more than 150 kilometres per hour.

After being pulled over on Highway 104, in a 100 kilometres per hour zone, he was charged with impaired driving for allegedly having a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

Police say officers contacted the school and other arrangements were made to have the children picked up from school.

Pictou RCMP Cpl. Mark Kellock said they aren’t disclosing the name of the school to help prevent the children from being identified.

The 47-year-old will appear in Pictou provincial court on April 7.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Pictou County

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