Wellington man charged with impaired driving after close calls

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

WELLINGTON: A 28-year-old Wellington has been charged with impaired driving following a couple of scary close calls along Highway 2 on Feb. 14.

Cpl. Lisa Croteau, spokeswoman with Halifax District RCMP, said police responded to a possible impaired driver at 8:40 p.m. on Valentine’s Night.

“Members were notified that the SUV went off the road in the 4000 block on Hwy. 2,” said Cpl. Croteau.

She said the driver, the 28-year-old man, showed signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene. ‘

“The driver was transported to the Lower Sackville RCMP detachment to provide breath samples,” she said.


A witness said on a local community Facebook page that she was walking her dog by the Wellington Bakery when a car hit something and kept driving, missing its front right tire. As a result, there was sparks flying and parts dragging.

Other nearby residents concurred with hearing a loud bang around the same time.

A Wellington family told The Laker News the driver almost hit them head on, and that’s why they turned around and followed the driver to get info to pass it on to police. They found the car he was in had crashed into a tree near Station 42 Wellington fire.


Station 42 Wellington and Station 45 Fall River along with EHS were paged for the mvc.

The man was later released and is scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on March 31.

He faces charges of Impaired operation of a conveyance, Operation of Conveyance while Over 80 mg%, Operation while Prohibited, and Breach of Undertaking.