Police respond to report of driver asleep at the wheel on Hwy 102

An RCMP cruiser at headquarters in Dartmouth. (Healey photo)

ELMSDALE: Police received a report an apparent driver sleeping behind the wheel as it travelled along Hwy 102 on Dec. 2.

S/Sgt. Cory Bushell, with East Hants RCMP, said police were called to a dangerous driving situation along Hwy 102 northbound near Elmsdale.

“The caller reported observing a male asleep behind the wheel and travelling 90 km/h  in a black Tesla SUV with tinted windows,’ said S/Sgt. Bushell.


He said officers made an immediate patrol but did not locate the vehicle.

“Police checked with the caller, but they had also lost sight of it,” said S/Sgt. Bushell.

The driver was described as being in his 50’s with dark hair.

Colchester County RCMP were advised to be on the lookout as well, but the vehicle was not spotted.