Enfield man nabbed for impaired driving after squealing tires

(RCMP file photo)

COLE HARBOUR: Squealing his tires has landed a 43-year-old Enfield man with charges of impaired driving.

A Halifax District RCMP officer was on patrol on March 31 at 11:15 p.m. when he heard tires squealing nearby. The office pulled over the suspect vehicle.

“The driver was asked to provide a breath sample,” said Sgt. Andrew Joyce, spokesman for Halifax District RCMP, in a April 2 press release. “The driver failed the test and was transported to Cole Harbour detachment to provide further breath samples.”

The man was later released and is facing charges of Impaired Driving and Operation of a Motor Vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Concentration Over 80 mg.

He is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on May 26.

The man was one of three people taken off the street for alcohol=-related offences in a three-hour span.

At 1:20 a.m., a member pulled over a car for swerving in the lane, and the driver was asked to provide a breath sample.

The roadside test produced a “warn” result, and the driver, a 48-year-old Dartmouth woman, received a seven-day suspension of her licence and her vehicle was towed.

 An hour later, at 2:15 a.m., an RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle.

The driver, a 20-year-old Dartmouth man, was demanded to provide a sample of his breath. Alcohol was detected.

Due to the driver having a restricted licence with a zero-alcohol restriction, he was issued a 24-hour suspension of his licence.

Impaired driving continues to be an ongoing issue on Nova Scotia roadways.

Nova Scotia RCMP would like to remind motorists that if you plan to consume alcohol or cannabis, please plan for a safe ride home.

If you believe someone is driving impaired, please call 911 with as many details as possible, such as location, direction of travel, vehicle description and licence plate number.

Additionally, federal legislation passed in 2018 provides for mandatory alcohol screening, which gives police the authority to demand a breath sample from any driver they have lawfully stopped, without reasonable suspicion.

File # 21-38115, 21-38138, 21-38149