SPRINGHILL – The last days of May were active ones for the Springhill Police Service.
The weekend of May 30th saw officers respond to 13 calls for assistance on top of their regular patrolling and spot checks. Reports of assault, impaired driving, alarms, a motor vehicle accident, threats, requests for assistance, complaints of mischief and enforcement of the Animal Control Bylaw occurred.
A Friday, May 30, at approximately 1:25 a.m. police observed a male on an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) at a local liquor establishment on Junction Road. Police approached the individual as he entered the building and, showing signs of impairment, was administered a breathyzer test, which he failed. The male was detained and later released on a promise to appear in court in August.
The next day, on Saturday, police responded to a report of an impaired female driving an OHV on St. James Street. Police responded and found the woman with several bottles of beer in her possession. She failed the breathalyzer, was detained and then later released after being charged with impaired driving, care and control of a motor vehicle while impaired, care and control of a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration in excess of .08 milligrams, and driving a motor vehicle while prohibited.