RCMP Nab Two For Drunk Driving In Twenty Minutes

Posted on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:26 AM

A pair of arrests for drunk driving were made within twenty minutes of each other last weekend.

RCMP were setting up a check point in Blockhouse just before 11:00pm Friday evening when they saw a motorcyclist riding without a helmet.

The rider fled to avoid police and the motorcycle was found abandoned in a ditch a short time later.

A police dog was brought in and a 30-year-old man from Mason's Beach was caught.

He's facing charges for Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample, Resist Arrest, and Flight from Police.

He'll be in Bridgewater Court January 31 to answer charges.

Sixteen minutes later, RCMP helped DNR with a traffic stop in Oakhill involving an impaired ATV driver.

They arrested a 34-year old man from Pine Grove after he blew almost three times the legal limit.

He's facing charges for Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Over the Legal Limit.

The ATV driver will appear in Bridgewater Court December 20.

Sgt. Mark MacPherson with Lunenburg District RCMP says, "We will continue to increase their presence on our roadways, especially during the holiday season and we ask if you have one drink of alcohol, do not drive a motor vehicle."