Multiple weapon charges laid in Shubenacadie incident

An RCMP vehicle with its lights on. (Healey photo)

SHUBENACADIE: East Hants RCMP have charged a 55-year-old Shubenacadie area with multiple weapons offences and a breach of court order following an incident Dec. 3 outside a retail business in Shubenacadie.

East Hants RCMP S/Sgt. Cory Bushell said officers responded to a report of an impaired driver parked at the business.

“Upon arrival, the members located the vehicle and a man inside who was somewhat unresponsive,” said S/Sgt. Bushell. “The officers roused the man, and upon detecting signs of impairment, placed him under arrest for care and control of a conveyance.”

S/Sgt. Bushell said as the officers removed the man from the vehicle, they observed a prohibited firearm and a prohibited conducted energy weapon, commonly called a stun gun inside the vehicle.

“The subsequent investigation revealed the impairment may be drug related and blood samples were obtained for examination,” he said.

He said the driver was held until sober and released to face the courts at a later date on multiple weapons charges and breach of a pre-existing court order.

S/Sgt. Bushell said charges for care and control while impaired are pending the laboratory results from the seized blood samples.